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Six convicted for Beant Singh assassination

A trial court in Chandigarh convicted six people for the 1995 assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh.

india Updated: Jul 27, 2007 15:25 IST

A trial court in Chandigarh on Friday convicted six people for the 1995 assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh.

Marking an end to one of the longest assassination trials in India, the court acquitted one of the accused, Navjot Singh, while holding six others, including mastermind Jagtar Singh Hawara, guilty.

Twelve other people were killed when a human bomb assassinated Beant Singh at the Punjab civil secretariat in Chandigarh on August 31, 1995. Beant Singh was chief minister from 1992-95.