Finally, Jagtar Singh Tara ends hunger strike

Terrorist Jagtar Singh Tara, who was on hunger strike for two days in Burail Jail,put an end to the strike on Saturday night.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustantimes.com, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2015 03:38 PM IST

Terrorist Jagtar Singh Tara, who was on hunger strike for two days in Burail Jail,put an end to the strike on Saturday night.

Tara is the prime accused in the infamous Burail jailbreak case and is also one of the convicted key assassins of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh.

Sources say that Tara ended his strike after he was asked to approach court as jail authorities couldn’t allow him to meet people other than his blood relatives.

A jail official said that if the court allows, the jail administration will permit Tara to meet others.Tara had started his hunger strike on June 26.

According to the jail staff, his kin having blood relations come to meet him regularly.

Tara has been seeking permission to go to a nearby gurdwara, for which there were hunger strikes in the past as well.

According to the information, Tara has been imprisoned in high security barrack in the Model Jail in Burail since February this year after he was produced here at the district courts.

Tara, who had escaped from the jail way back in 2004, was brought back on production warrant by the Chandigarh Police.

He is convicted for assassinating former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh at secretariat complex, Chandigarh, on August 31, 1995.

He was arrested from Thailand a few time back. Tara was on the run since 2004 when he, along with the other assassins Jagtar Singh Hawara, Paramjit Singh Bheora and their accomplice Dev Singh, escaped from the high security Burail Model Jail by digging a tunnel.

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