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'Militant' Narain Singh Chaura to be produced in court on Sept 2

chandigarh Updated: Aug 17, 2013 21:18 IST
HT Correspondent

Narain Singh Chaura, who formed the now-inactive terrorist group Khalistan Liberation Army, will be produced before a court here on September 2 in connection with an Arms Act case registered against him in 2004.

Judicial magistrate Sukhda Pritam on Saturday issued production warrants on an application by advocate Tejinder Singh Sudan in connection with the case registered on February 8, 2004, in which Chaura has been declared a proclaimed offender.

The UT police had registered a case against 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 from the jail 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.