Chandigarh: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday voiced apprehension that Pakistan could be behind the sensational Nabha jailbreak, saying the neighbouring country was "desperate to revive terrorism" after Indian army conducted the surgical strike across the LoC.
"Pak desperate to revive terror post surgical strike. Could be behind jailbreak," Sukhbir, who also spoke to the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval after the incident, tweeted.
The Deputy CM, who also holds Home portfolio, however, said that the state government would uncover the conspiracy behind the jailbreak incident at all cost.
"We will uncover the conspiracy behind terrorist - gangster Nabha jailbreak at all cost.
"State police is investigating conspiracy between terrorists and gangsters to disturb peace in Punjab before elections," Sukhbir tweeted.
Officials said Sukhbir apprised Doval of the details of the incident and updated him on the steps being taken to apprehend six culprits.
In a sensational jailbreak, a group of armed men in police uniform today attacked the high-security Nabha Jail and fled with six prisoners, including Khalistan Liberation Front chief Harminder Mintoo.