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Babbar Khalsa terrorist sent to police custody

india Updated: Jul 05, 2006 20:55 IST

Khalistan ideologue and dreaded Babbar Khalsa International terrorist Bachan Singh Sogi, who was extradited from Canada, was remanded to police custody till July 10 by a local court.

Sogi alias Gurnam Singh allegedly masterminded the abortive bid to eliminate former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and former state DGP KPS Gill in 2001.

His areas of operation were the United Kingdom, Pakistan and Canada from where he was arrested.

Gurdaspur SSP PS Umranangal told reporters that Sogi, 45, had joined terrorist ranks in 1984 when he came to India from Doha where he was employed in a private firm.

In 1994, he went back to Doha where he managed to get a visa for England, the SSP said adding in the UK, he was allegedly involved in collection of funds for family members of terrorists.

Later, Sogi went to Pakistan and aided and abetted terrorism in Punjab from there, he said.

From there, he went to Canada where he was arrested and handed over to the IB under the extradition treaty signed between Canada and India.

Umrananagal said Sogi's interrogation had revealed that he had links with Jagtar Singh Hawara who was allegedly involved in former Chief Minister Beant Singh's assassination.