Australian NRI, Kultar Singh Goldy, who was accused of harbouring gangster Gurpreet Singh Sekhon, mastermind of November 2016 Nabha jailbreak was arrested by police from Dhudike village, on Sunday.
The high court had stayed Goldy’s arrest in April last year and directed him to appear before the police, but he failed to abide by the orders.
In November 2016, Khalistan Liberation Force (KCF) chief Harminder Singh Mintoo, another militant Kashmir Singh, and gangsters Vicky Gounder, Gurpreet Singh Sekhon, Neeta Deol and Amandeep Dhotian escaped after armed men stormed Nabha jail in Patiala district.
The accused have been identified as Manga Singh of Daulewala village (Moga), a proclaimed offender in two drug cases lodged in 2014 and 2018, Nirmal Singh and Bhinder Singh of Daulewala in attempt to murder and arms cases lodged in 2017, Joginder Singh of Kokri Kalan in Moga (2013 theft case), Inderjit Singh of Charik (Moga) in an excise act case, Harjinder Singh of Sidhwan Bet in Ludhiana (2015 theft case), Major Singh of Sarawan in Faridkot (2008 cheating case), Gurnam Singh of Burj Hamira in Moga (2005 arms case).
The Moga police have attached properties of drug smugglers in as many 42 drug cases besides having deployed personnel at Daulewala village, notorious for drug peddling.