UP Cop Strikes Deal of Rs 45 Lakh to Release Nabha Jailbreak Accused; CM Yogi Adityanath Orders Probe

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UP Cop Strikes Deal of Rs 45 Lakh to Release Nabha Jailbreak Accused; CM Yogi Adityanath Orders Probe

"Originally the officer had demanded Rs 1 crore from Sandeep Tiwari alias Pintoo, Amandeep Singh and Harjinder Singh but the deal was finally settled at Rs 45 lakh," Punjab police claimed.

Lucknow, September 21: A senior police officer in Uttar Pradesh has come under the scanner after he allegedly took Rs 45 lakh to release Gurpreet Singh alias Gopi Ghyanshyampura who is an accused in Nabha prison break case. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered a high-level inquiry against the IG rank cop after Punjab police submitted a proof of the alleged deal, reports Times of India.

The Punjab police were hunting for Gopi Ghyanshyampura who was last seen in Shahjahanpur on September 10 but somehow managed to escape. In the Nabha case, six suspects who had non-bailable warrants against them were arrested in a joint operation launched by UP anti-terrorist squad and Punjab police.

Speaking about the IG rank officer, Punjab police said that he allegedly took a bribe of Rs 45 lakh to exonerate Gurpreet. ” Originally the officer had demanded Rs 1 crore from Sandeep Tiwari alias Pintoo, Amandeep Singh and Harjinder Singh but the deal was finally settled at Rs 45 lakh,” Punjab police claimed. The other three accused have also been arrested. Sandeep hails from Sultanpur, while the other two are a native of Pilibhit in UP.

Nabha prison break case:

A group of armed men stormed Nabha jail in Punjab’s Patiala district in police uniforms and managed to free six prisoners – Harminder Singh Mintoo (Terrorist of  Khalistan Liberation Force), Kashmir Singh, Dhothian, Vicky Gounder, Gurpreet Sekhon and Neeta Deol – on November 27 last year. Mintoo was nabbed on November 28 from the Delhi Railway Station. Soon after this incident, UP was on the radar of Punjab police and it was making all efforts to crack the case.