After terror convict Bhullar, Gurdeep Khera reaches Amritsar

  • Aseem Bassi, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Jun 26, 2015 09:31 IST

After 1993 Delhi Bomb Blast convict Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, another ex-militant Gurdeep Singh Khera reached Amritsar and was rushed into the Amritsar central Jail.

Khera, who was brought from Gulbarg Jail in Karnataka reached Amritsar Railway Station at 2 am under high security of both Amritsar and Karnataka Police.

As soon as the Sachkhand Express train halted at the Platform No. 2 of the station, Khera was surrounded by a heavy deployment of cops of the Punjab Police.

As some activists of Sikh organizations had reached the station and insisted to offer a Siropa to Khera, the Amritsar police took a firm stand and denied this and stated that this will not be allowed at any cost.

Following Khera till outside the Railway Station, radicals Sikh leaders raised slogans of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. Khera, who was in jail in Karnataka since 1990 was the second prisoner to be brought to Punjab after Bhullar. He was facing charges under TADA from crimes in Delhi and Karnataka.

As their was heavy police deployement, Khera was rushed into vehicle of SHO Civil Lines Inspector Sukhwinder Singh Randhawa before being driven into the central jail.

Since the train was running around 5 hours behind schedule, the jail authorities were on alert till 2 am to ensure that Khera goes inside the jail.

Welcoming the arrival of Khera, Mohkam Singh of the United Akali Dal said, “It is good that he is back in Punjab but we are unhappy with the attitude of police and the local administration. We had reached here to welcome Khera and offer him a Siropa but we were not allowed. We criticize this. These people have already spent a lot of time in jails and we want that the Government must think on humanitarian grounds and release him.”

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