A court here today acquitted Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) chief Harminder Singh Mintoo in a 2010 hawala case involving the alleged funding of a failed terror plot to target the Nabha LPG bottling plant.
Mintoo was also among the six inmates involved in the sensational Nabha jailbreak in November last year.
Police's claim that Mintoo had funded explosive that were found from two persons at Nabha fell flat in the court of Additional Sessions Judge R S Hundal.
Mintoo is currently lodged in the Patiala central jail and was produced through video-conferencing in the court.
Two cases were registered against Mintoo at the Sadar police station, Nabha. He was acquitted in the bomb planting case by the Patiala court in May this year and the second pertained to the hawala money for the same mission.
He and five other inmates had escaped from the Nabha jail on November 27, last year. Mintoo was the first among them to be arrested after their escape.
Mintoo still faces 11 cases across Punjab. He was arrested from the Delhi airport in 2014 after he returned from Malaysia.
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