Pb Announces Rs 25 Lakh Reward,Suspends DG Jails:Nabha Jail Break

[Patiala,Punjab]Pb Announces Rs 25 Lakh Reward,Suspends DG Jails:Nabha Jail Break
Punjab State Is In Election Mode
Punjab govt announces reward of Rs 25 lakh to any person providing information leading to arrest of escaped prisoners.
In a sensational jailbreak, a group of armed men in police uniform today attacked the high-security Nabha Jail and fled with five prisoners, including Khalistan Liberation Front chief Harminder Mintoo, an accused in 10 cases.
Heads started to roll soon after the incident with the Punjab Government suspending DG (Jails) and dismissing two other senior prison officials even as the opposition Congress said the incident exposed the “complete breakdown of law and order” in the state and triggered fears of revival of terrorism ahead of assembly elections.
The Centre has sought a report from the state government over the jailbreak incident.
A high alert has been sounded in Punjab and Haryana after the incident with security around railway stations, airports, inter-state bus terminuses and other places of key importance stepped up.
Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal has summoned an emergent meeting of senior officials including State Chief Secretary Sarvesh Kaushal following the incident.
Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal said, “DG Jails has been suspended and Jail superintendent and Deputy Jail Superintendent have been dismissed”.