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Three Babbar Khalsa militants booked

All the three including its chief were framed for allegedly engaging in terrorist activities.

delhi Updated: Mar 11, 2007 13:45 IST

A Delhi Court has ordered framing of charges against three members of outlawed Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) including its chief for allegedly engaging in terrorist activities.

Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Rajiv Mehra charged BKI chief Paramjeet Singh along with two of his close associates Jasbeer Singh and Bhupender under various provisions of the Arms Act and under Sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

All the three were allegedly involved in terrorist activities.

BKI chief was also one of the accused in the assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh on August 31, 1995.

"Keeping in view the nature of allegations coming on record, these accused (Jasbeer Singh and Bhupender) were in the company of co-accused Paramjeet Singh in a number of terrorist activities and were armed with weapons, ammunitions and explosives when apprehended," the Judge said in his recent order.

"The allegations are serious in nature and there is sufficient material on record for framing of charges against the three accused," the ASJ added.

Acting on a tip-off, the Special Cell of the Delhi police had arrested the three accused from the Grand Trunk Road in New Delhi on March 20, last year.

They recovered a pistol, two magazines and three live cartridges allegedly from Paramjeet Singh.

First Published: Mar 11, 2007 11:05 IST