Amritsar: Punjab's dreaded separatist outfit Khalistan Liberation Force militant Davinder Pal Singh Bhullar, a convict in 1993 Delhi bomb blast case, was on Saturday released on 21-day parole after nearly 23 years behind the bars, as per ANI.
Bhullar's wife Navneet Kaur, along with her relatives, received him when he was released from jail custody today.
Bhullar's family has been pressing the authorities for his parole ever since the psychiatrist who examined him confirmed that he suffers from high blood pressure and severe depression.
Earlier this month, he was acquitted in a 21-year-old Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act case that pertains to an encounter of a police party being ambushed by a group of militants.
Bhullar was convicted in connection with the killing of nine people and injuring of 31 in a bomb blast in 1993. Among those who survived the attack are former Youth Congress chief MS Bitta.
Behind the bars following his conviction in the case, Bhullar is undergoing life imprisonment after the Supreme Court commuted his death sentence. He was sentenced to death by a designated TADA court on August 25, 2001.
However, Bhullar's death sentence, awarded to him in the 1993 Delhi bomb blast case, was commuted by the Supreme court into life imprisonment in 2014.
Last year, Bhullar was shifted to the Central Jail here from Delhi's Tihar Jail amid tight police security.
He was then kept in a barrack cordoned off by special jail staff and the assistant superintendent of jail were given responsibility to oversee the arrangements.
According to media reports, Bhullar is said to be quite unwell, both physically and mentally.
After being shifted from Delhi's Tihar Jail, within a week he was admitted to local Swami Vivekananda Drug De-addiction Centre from Amritsar Central Jail.
Navneet Kaur had sought the shifting of Bhullar to Amritsar Jail citing his poor health. Navneet, who had migrated to Canada with her in-laws in 1994, has her parental house in Amritsar.
Former terrorist Gurdeep Singh Khera, who was transferred to the Central Jail in Amritsar last year in June, was released yesterday on 42-day parole.
(With Agency inputs)