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SGPC honours kin of Gen Vaidya's assassins

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Amritsar, October 10, 2012
First Published: 16:02 IST(10/10/2012) | Last Updated: 18:51 IST(10/10/2012)

Close on the heels of attack on Lt Gen Kuldip Singh Brar in London, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Tuesday honoured the kin of Harjinder Singh Jinda and Sukhdev Singh Sukha, who assassinated Gen Arun Vaidya, to mark their death anniversaries.

General Vaidya who was incharge of the operation Bluestar in year 1984, was assassinated by Jinda and Sukha in year 1986 at Pune, where he was residing after the retirement.

The SGPC on Tuesday performed 'bhog' of Akhand Path in the memory of Harjinder Singh Jinda and Sukhdev Singh Sukha in the Harmandir Sahib complex.

Jinda's brother Bhupinder Singh and Sukha's kin Surjit Kaur were presented 'siropas' on the occasion.

SGPC secretary Dalmegh Singh was also present on the occasion. It was a low-key affair quite unlike the similar functions that were held in Golden Temple in the late 80's and early 90's.

A similar function was also held in Gadli village near Jandiala of Amritsar district. Gadli is the native village of Jinda, who was a member of Khalistan commando Force (KCF).

Barring a few villagers and relatives, no prominent citizen was present on the occasion.

The SGPC has been observing the death anniversaries of Jinda and Sukha since 1993.

Both were hanged in the year 1992.

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