Khalistan commander recaptured after India jailbreak


New Delhi—A top Sikh militant commander was recaptured by police in the Indian capital Delhi on Monday, a day after he was freed in a dramatic jailbreak by a gang wearing police uniforms.
Harminder Singh Mintoo, who heads a Sikh separatist group, was arrested on the outskirts of Delhi some 200 kilometres (124 miles) from the high-security prison in Punjab where he had been remanded on terror charges.
“He was caught near Delhi early Monday and will be brought to Punjab,” A S Chahal, a senior local police official, told AFP.
Four other inmates who also escaped during the breakout — members of a local criminal gang jailed for murder — are still at large, Chahal added.
Mintoo, leader of the Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) — a militant group fighting for a Sikh homeland in Punjab — was arrested in 2014 and was in jail awaiting trial for terrorism offences. —AFP