They were arrested for harbouring Jagtar Singh Hawara
of Sikh militant group Babbar Khalsa. Hawara, the mastermind
in the 1995 assassination, had jumped jail a few years back
and the four had allegedly given him shelter.
Amritsar rural police arrested Pavitar Singh of state
police posted in Patiala district, Bhupinder Singh, his
wife Amarjit Kaur and Jaspal Singh from Beas town, 40 kms from
A sophisticated revolver was recovered from them. They
were allegedly having close proximity with Babar Khalsa,
Hawara was rearrested and is now lodged in Burail jail
Amritsar: Four persons, including a police
constable, were arrested on Thursday for allegedly providing shelter
to a convict in the assassination of former Punjab Chief
Minister Beant Singh.
First Published: Friday, August 28, 2009, 00:14