Nabha jailbreak: Police remand of gangster Sekhon, aides extended

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Main accused in the Nabha jailbreak, gangster Gurpreet Singh Sekhon and his aides were remanded in police custody for five more days (till February 23) on Saturday.

The police appealed for a seven-day remand and submitted that during investigation, they have discovered that Sekhon has kept arms and ammunition at a room in Indore (Madhya Pradesh). Also, the police have learnt that his cousin Manvir Singh Sekhon’s fake identity cards were at some place in Rajasthan and they need to interrogate the accused.

Another escapee, gangster Kulpreet Singh, alias Neeta Deol, was also arrested from Indore.

The defence counsel objected to the remand, especially of Manvir, by presenting a January 19 high court order which mandated the police to serve a notice one week in advance before arresting him.

The court summoned Nabha deputy superintendent of police Jaskeerat Singh, who submitted that Manvir was arrested with arms from Dhudike village (Moga) during an operation and was accompanying Gurpreet. The court rejected the plea.

The man who was arrested from Moga on Tuesday for allegedly selling a gun to Sekhon without following the registration procedures was also presented in the court. The police said he sold a gun to Sekhon and also gave him his personal pistol and borrowed a rifle from someone else for him. He was also remanded in five-day police custody.