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Gurbaksh Khalsa in hospital, ends fast after 57 days

Former militant Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa, who has been on fast for the past nearly two months demanding the release of Sikh prisoners, was this evening taken for a medical check-up at Civil Hospital here after his health condition deteriorated.

chandigarh Updated: Jan 11, 2015 07:54 IST
Dev Sarup Mathur

Former militant Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa, who has been on fast for the past nearly two months demanding the release of Sikh prisoners, was this evening taken for a medical check-up at Civil Hospital here after his health condition deteriorated.


"He has come out of the Gurudwara, where he has been on a fast, and we have taken him for medical check-up," Ambala's deputy commissioner Mandeep Singh Brar told PTI over phone.


Ambala's police commissioner OP Singh said Khalsa had been taken to a hospital after his health started worsening owing to fasting for a long period. "He has been shifted to the civil hospital," Singh said.

In Ambala, Khalsa's son, Jujhar Singh told reporters that they requested the administration to shift Khalsa immediately to a hospital "since his condition was not good". "He has been hospitalised on our request," he said.

Khalsa has been seeking the release of seven Sikh prisoners including those convicted for the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh in 1995 and one in the 1993 bomb blast in New Delhi.