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A day after refusal, kin meet Grudeep Singh Khera

The family of Gurdeep Singh Khera, terror convict brought to the Amritsar central jail recently, succeeded in meeting him on Saturday afternoon after being denied permission on Friday.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Amritsar
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2015 03:41 PM IST

The family of Gurdeep Singh Khera, terror convict brought to the Amritsar central jail recently, succeeded in meeting him on Saturday afternoon after being denied permission on Friday.

Khera, who was moved from the Gulbarga jail in Karnataka on Friday morning, was with his family for about an hour. The 12 people had come from Jallupur Khaira village near Rayya in Amritsar district. It included his father, Banta Singh; mother, Jagir Kaur, and some friends.

Looking satisfied after the meeting, the family said Khera had shared old memories with it and called for some articles and sweets from home. “It is good for the family that he has been transferred to Amritsar and now we can come and meet him more frequently,” said the militant’s father, adding: “We are happy but we want him to be released, as he has already spent more than two decades in jail,” said Jagir Kaur.

The family claimed it will apply for parole and permanent release for Khera, who is in prison since 1990.

He is the second terror convict to reach Amritsar after Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar. Bhullar was moved to the hospital first to give him treatment for acute depression but Khera was moved to the jail quickly after the Karnataka police brought him here.

PRISONERS ESCAPED IN DAYLIGHT, COPS CLUELESS

Even as the Batala police continue to grope in the dark after armed men freed an accused from their custody a few days ago, the Amritsar (rural) police also remain clueless after a similar thing happened to them earlier.

The accused continue to be on the run, while the police, in both cases, claim to be making efforts to trace them. In the first case on June 8, accomplices freed captive Bhupinder Singh at gunpoint after intercepting a car on the National Highway-1. The cops who had brought the man to Amritsar from the Nabha jail and preferred to take him back in a private car, that too arranged by the prisoner himself.

The police arrested the three cops who were on duty but are yet to get any input about the whereabouts of fugitive Bhupinder Singh, who faces more than a dozen cases.

Asked to react, Amritsar (rural) senior superintendent of police (SSP) Jasdeep Singh said: “We are on job and our teams are on a hunt in various areas. Efforts are being made to tighten the noose around the escapee and his accomplices.”

The Batala police are searching for gangster Sukhpreet Singh Harry, whose five-to-six men took him away at gunpoint from the Police Lines Road on Monday. Asked to react, Batala SSP Inderbir Singh claimed the police were working on various hunches and conducting raids to catch the culprit again.

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