Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal alleged that Pakistan could be behind the Nabha jailbreak, claiming that the neighbouring nation was "desperate to revive terrorism" since Indian army’s surgical strike on PoK.
"Pak desperate to revive terror post surgical strike. Could be behind jail break," 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 jail break incident at all cost.
"We will uncover the conspiracy behind terrorist - gangster Nabha jail break 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 attacked the high-security Nabha Jail on Sunday and fled with six prisoners, including Khalistan Liberation Front chief Harminder Mintoo.