Published On: Wed, Jan 7th, 2015

Former member of the Babbar Khalsa International Sikh separatist group arrested

Former member of the Babbar Khalsa International Sikh separatist group arrested - Unique Times

Former member of the Babbar Khalsa International Sikh separatist group arrested – Unique Times

Thai police have arrested a man convicted of involvement in a bomb attack in India two decades ago that killed 18 people, including the then-chief minister of Punjab, a spokesman said on Tuesday.Gurmeet Singh, also known as Jagtar Singh Tara, a former member of the Babbar Khalsa International Sikh separatist group, was jailed for life in 2007 for his involvement in the 1995 attack outside a government complex in Chandigarh. A bomb planted in then-Chief Minister Beant Singh’s car exploded killing Singh and 17 others, including aides and members of his security detail. Singh was one of six militants convicted in connection with the blast.He and three others escaped a high-security prison in India in 2004. Singh entered Thailand in October, police said, and was arrested in the seaside town of Pattaya, east of the capital Bangkok, on Monday.

Denisha Sahadevan

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Former member of the Babbar Khalsa International Sikh separatist group arrested