Police in India say they have recaptured a Sikh separatist leader, who escaped from a prison in Punjab.
Harminder Singh Mintoo was arrested from the main railway station in the capital, Delhi, on Monday, police said.
Armed men sprang Mintoo and five other inmates in a dramatic jailbreak in Patiala district on Sunday.
Mintoo has been called a leader of the outlawed Khalistan Liberation Force, accused of links with armed separatists in Punjab in the 1980s and early 1990s.
Media reports said he had been named as an accused in a case of possession of explosives in 2008, and had a dozen cases registered against him.
“The cases against him were very weak and in most of the cases he is described as the main conspirator. He has not been accused of direct involvement in any alleged militant activity,” his lawyer Jaspal Singh Manjhpur told The Indian Express newspaper.
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