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HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Chandigarh, September 17, 2013
Judicial magistrate Jaswinder Singh once again issued a production warrant for Narain Singh Chaura, who formed the now-inactive terrorist group Khalistan Liberation Army, in connection with an Arms Act case registered against him in 2004, as the police failed to produce him before the court on Monday.


Earlier on August 17, a production warrant was issued in connection with the same case, which was registered on February 8, 2004, and in which Chaura had been declared a proclaimed offender.

Now, the court has directed the police to produce Chaura on September 23. The court has also summoned the entire record of the case, which has been reopened on an application by advocate Tejinder Singh Sudan. 

UT police had registered booked Chaura on seizing a pistol and five cartridges from him near the boundary wall of Burail jail. Chaura was the mastermind in the January 2004 Burail jailbreak in which Babbar Khalsa International terrorists Jagtar Singh Hawara, Paramjit Singh Bheora, along with their two accomplices Jagtar Singh Tara and Devi Singh, had escaped by digging a tunnel.

The case was registered following his arrest in connection with the jailbreak. Police had claimed that Chaura had told them that he had brought the weapon to give it to Hawara as soon as he escaped on January 21, 2004.

Chaura was granted bail and had stopped appearing before the court and thus was declared as proclaimed offender in October 2011. Chaura is in Amritsar jail at present. He was arrested in February this year.