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Three-month jail term for escapee KLF chief

For attempting to fire at cops

Khalistani Liberation Force chief Harminder Singh Mintoo, who escaped the Nabha jail in Punjab in 2016, has been awarded three-month imprisonment by a Delhi court for assaulting public servants and attempting to fire at police officers to prevent his rearrest.

Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma sent him to jail for three months, a term he has already undergone, after Mintoo pleaded guilty and sought leniency from the court.

He has been behind bars since November 2016.

The 51-year-old Mintoo had fled the Punjab jail with five other inmates on November 28, 2016 but was nabbed from the Nizamuddin Railway Station here a day later.

The prosecution said when Mintoo found himself surrounded by the police, he took out a pistol and tried to fire at them but was apprehended.

After completion of investigation, a charge sheet was filed against under Sections 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions) and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) of the IPC and under the provisions of the Arms Act.

Mintoo had moved an application pleading guilty of the offences and sought leniency from the court, contending he remained in custody for the last 15 months and was a heart patient.

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