The assistant superintendent of Nabha Central Jail in Punjab, its head warden and the owner of a local shop were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the jailbreak orchestrated on Sunday. All three accused – Bhim Singh (ASP), Jagmeet (head warden) and Tejinder Sharma – were allegedly part of the conspiracy, reported ANI.

Two aides of the man who had planned the incident were also arrested by the police in Dehradun on Tuesday. Five prisoners had escaped in the jailbreak. Senior Superintendent of Police Sadanand Date said several fake vehicle number plates, voter identification cards, mobile SIM cards and over Rs 2 lakh in cash were found at the hideout. Bullets and bomb-making materials were also seized, Date said.

Khalistan Liberation Force chief Harminder Singh Mintoo was among those who broke out of the jail on Sunday after it was attacked by 10 armed men. The assailants, who were clad in police uniforms, fired more than 100 rounds at the guards. Mintoo was arrested by a joint force of the Punjab and Delhi police on Sunday. Hours later, the Uttar Pradesh Police arrested Pinda, one of the assailants who had broken into the jail.