The local police brought terrorist Jagtar Singh Tara to Rupnagar on Sunday on transit remand from Patiala in an attempt to murder and Arms Act violation case registered in 1991.
In the case registered on March 26, 1991, Tara of Dekwala village near Rupnagar is accused of firing at a police party led by station house officer (SHO) Lakha Singh on the Railon Khurd road. Paramjit Singh Bheora, Jaswinder Singh, Sukhwinder Singh, and Jasvir Singh are named as accomplices.
After the accused were arrested, Tara had been released on bail. After his alleged involvement in assassinating the-then Punjab chief minister Beant Singh in 1995, he was arrested and moved to the Burail jail, from where he escaped by digging a tunnel. He fled to Thailand, from where he was brought to India recently after extradition and put in the custody of Patiala Police.
Tara is proclaimed offender (PO) in the case registered at Rupnagar. After the completion of his police remand at Patiala, the Rupnagar police obtained his transit remand from the court. Rupnagar senior superintendent of police (SSP) Varinder Paul Singh said Tara would be produced before a local magistrate on Monday.