Central agencies join police in grilling Beant Singh’s assassin Tara

  • Vishal Rambani, Hindustan Times, Patiala
  • Updated: Jan 18, 2015 22:59 IST

Central intelligence agencies have joined the Punjab Police in grilling Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) militant Jagtar Singh Tara, who has been brought to Patiala after extradition from Thailand.

While the central agencies interrogated him on Sunday about his militant network outside India, the police are focussed on the 2009 murder of Rulda Singh, who was leader of a Sikh outfit affiliated with the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS). Sources say the police are “grilling Tara so hard that he would be singing already”.

The police are also asking him about his terror links in the wake of his visit to Pakistan. They want to know how he managed to flee India after jailbreak in Chandigarh in 2004 and stay abroad for so long. They want him to reveal his sources of funding and the names of the people whom he sent money to in India.

The central agencies want him to disclose his links with Pakistan and other militant groups. He had reached Thailand via Pakistan. “The information from him can help bust terror networks outside India,” said a source involved in interrogation.

On Saturday was remanded in five-day police custody in the 2009 murder case. Superintendent of police (detective) Jaskaranjit Singh Teja said since higher officials were interrogating Tara, he could not share any details with the media.

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