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Nabha jailbreak: Gun house owner arrested, remand till Feb 18

Patiala, The Nabha court has sent gun house owner Kiranpal Singh, who was arrested from Moga, to police remand till February 18.

He was arrested after it was found that Nabha jailbreak mastermind Gurpreet Singh Sekhon and his accomplice had bought the weapons that were used in the jailbreak from his gun house.

He was produced at Nabha court on Wednesday. The police claimed that the weapons that were recovered during the police operation to arrest Sekhon, Manvir Sekhon, Kulwinder Singh and Sultan were purchased from him.

Meanwhile, state Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh has demanded a thorough probe into Arvind Kejriwal’s “nexus” with militants and gangsters in the state.

In a statement issued here, Amarinder expressed concern over the arrest of Gurpreet Singh Sekhon from Goldy Gill’s (AAP activist) house, just two weeks after Kejriwal himself courted controversy by staying at a KLF militant’s home in Punjab.

With the Maur bomb blast also being traced to KLF, and occurring just a few days after Kejriwal’s suspicious stay at KLF terrorist Gurwinder Singh during his Punjab visit ahead of the Assembly polls, the situation warranted a detailed inquiry into the whole episode.

Contradicting the Congress president, AAP state convener Gurpreet Singh Waraich said AAP would ensure a thorough probe against those involved in the Nabha jailbreak so that truth was unearthed.

Meanwhile, the state unit of the BJP today slammed AAP for “harbouring criminals and militants in the state”.

State party president Vijay Sampla, in a press statement, said: “The Aam Aadmi Party is sheltering criminals and militants in Punjab.”

He said: “We would like to ask Arvind Kejriwal why is he silent over the arrest of Sekhon from his party worker’s house?”

Sampla said: “Kejriwal stayed in the house of KLF activist Gurwinder Singh during his Punjab visit”.

He alleged: “Not only this, AAP even fielded candidates with a dubious background. The party’s candidate from Talwandi Sabo, Baljinder Kaur’s uncle Pala Singh was a militant leader and was shot in a police encounter. Her father Darshan Singh served seven years of jail in a TADA case.”

Waraich said: “We have already responded to these baseless charges being levelled by the frustrated BJP in the run up to the elections.”
 

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