Beant Singh assassination case: Jagtar Tara sent to judicial custody

Extradited Babbar Khalsa militant Jagtar Singh Tara, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in the then Chief Minister Beant Singh's assassination case, was on Monday remanded to judicial custody till February 9 in an attempt to murder case registered against him in 1991.

PTI| Last Updated: Jan 26, 2015, 22:53 PM IST

Rupnagar: Extradited Babbar Khalsa militant Jagtar Singh Tara, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in the then Chief Minister Beant Singh's assassination case, was on Monday remanded to judicial custody till February 9 in an attempt to murder case registered against him in 1991.

Duty Magistrate Anup Singh sent the militant to judicial custody till February 9.

Meanwhile, he was handed over to Bhogpur police on an arrest warrant for questioning in another case registered against him in Jalandhar.

Tara, who was extradited recently from Thailand, was booked for allegedly firing at a police team near rail road here on March 26, 1991.

He was then arrested and released on bail thereafter. After that he jumped the bail and declared proclaimed offender.

The militant was brought to India by a team of Punjab Police after being extradited from Bangkok on January 16.

Tara and his accomplices Paramjit Singh Bheora, Jagtar Singh Hawara and Dev Singh were arrested after then Punjab CM Beant Singh's murder.

But Tara had escaped from jail in 2004 along with Hawara, Bheora and Singh. Hawara and Bheora were later arrested but Tara and Dev Singh reportedly fled to Pakistan. Dev Singh is believed to be still living in Pakistan.

Tara had left for Thailand after hiding in Pakistan for many years.