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Beant assassin back in Burail jail

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, January 23, 2014
First Published: 23:19 IST(23/1/2014) | Last Updated: 23:20 IST(23/1/2014)

Gurmeet Singh, a convict in the assassination case of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, on Thursday returned to Burail jail after the end of his four-week parole. Two other convicts in the case, Shamsher Singh and Lakhwinder Singh, would return to the jail on January 25.

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All three are undergoing life sentence. Former militant Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa had sat on a fast-unto-death in November-December 2013, demanding the release of six militants who had completed their normal jail sentence, including Gurmeet, Shamsher and Lakhwinder.

Gurbaksh Singh, Sikhs for Human Rights chairman Harpal Singh Cheema and other hardliners held a meeting outside the jail and demanded that three be given premature release from jail sentence.

According to Cheema other former militants including Gurdeep Singh Khera lodged in Gulbarga, Karnatka jail is expected to be transferred to a jail in Punjab and case of Bakshish Singh lodged in Bareilly jail in UP for premature release was on deciding stage.

Cheema demanded that Lal Singh lodged in maximum security jail Nabha these days on 42 day parole should also be given premature release. Bakshish and Lal Singh are also wanted in different cases registered during days of terrorism.

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