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Former militant held in jailbreak case
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 30
The Chandigarh Police today claimed to have unravelled the conspiracy behind the January 22 escape of dreaded terrorist Jagtar Singh Hawara and three others from Burail jail here after arresting a former militant Narain Singh Chaura from Mohali.

“The mastermind of the conspiracy Narain Singh Chaura who provided logistic support from outside has been arrested and details of the conspiracy have been extracted from him,” Inspector-General of Police Rajesh Kumar told a press conference here today.

He was aware of the planning of the jail break for quite some time and the execution of the plan was intensified in mid-January, Mr Rajesh Kumar, flanked with SSP Gaurav Yadav and SP (Operations) HGS Dhaliwal, said.

Chaura, a former chief of Akal Federation and a militant ideologue trained in Pakistan, has written books on Sikh militancy. Chaura had been to Pakistan thrice before he returned to India in 1995.

The police said Chaura had been trying to revive militancy through overt and covert efforts and is termed as a professor of militancy.

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