(Image source from: Deccan Chronicle)
The police on Sunday arrested Australia-based Non-Resident Indian Kultar Singh Goldy, who was wanted in the Nabha jailbreak case. He was accused of harboring the alleged mastermind of the November 2016 jailbreak, gangster Gurpreet Singh Sekhon.
Confirming the development, Moga SSP Gurpreet Singh Toor and Superintendent of Police (investigation) Vazir Singh said the First Information Report (FIR) under Sections 130, 212, 216 and 216-A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered against Goldy and his aide, Gurwinder Singh alias Gori, a resident of Dashmesh Nagar here.
In 2017, the counter-intelligence wing of the state police arrested Gurpreet Sekhon, and three of his accomplices from Goldy's residence at Dhudike village.
While directing Goldy to appear before police to join the probe, On April 8, 2017, the Punjab and Haryana High Court stayed Goldy's apprehension.
However, he did not turn up.
His counsel, Pratham Sethi, told the court that Goldy was in Australia since July 10, 2009, though he visited India later and last came on January 23, 2017, months after the jailbreak. The court was also told that he was away to Ludhiana the day the escaped convicts were arrested from his house.
The local police claimed that along with cartridges, they had seized four pistols and a gun, from Sekhon and his aides at Goldy's residence. The owner of local Punjab Gun House, Karanpal Singh, supplied weaponry to them.
Karanpal was as well arrested.
Later, it was established that Goldy provided shelter to the gangsters. He was declared a PO in December 2017. The SSP said Goldy would be produced before a court here on Monday for seeking his police remand.
By Sowmya Sangam