The BJP on Thursday made it clear that it is not in favour of "premature release" of 13 convicts, including five jailed in assassination case of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, as sought by Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal.
Punjab Police has completed the formalities for taking the custody of terrorist Gurmeet Singh arrested in Thailand, who is accused of being involved in assassination of former chief minister Beant Singh, after he is extradited to India in a month.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said he would talk to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal over the premature release of 13 Sikh convicts from various states and added that any proposal in this regard would be discussed.
Assuring that the Indian government will bring back the assassin of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh from Thailand, Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday issued a statement that those committing crimes in India will not be spared, regardless of where they stay.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said the arrest of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh's assassin Jagtar Singh Tara in Thailand clearly indicates that those involved in terrorist activities cannot get off scot-free.
Security officials guarding the border checkpoint in Thailand's Narathiwat province have been put on alert following reports that a Khalistani terrorist has fled for this country and may sneak across the southern border into Malaysia.
Thailand's popular island resort of Pukhet was on high alert today after it was announced that former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh's killer, who is on the run might be trying to enter the country, a media report said.
The Delhi High Court on Friday asked Tihar Jail Superintendent to provide proper medical care to Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorist Jagtar Singh Hawara, the mastermind in the killing of Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh in 1995.
The legacy of former chief minister Beant Singh is pitted against claims of a Narendra Modi `wave` as Congress and BJP lock horns for this seat although the presence of AAP and an Independent MLA in the fray may shake up the contest here.
As two militants convicted in the 1995 Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh`s assassination case could not come out on parole, a former terrorist who is fighting for their cause for over 40 days, refused to call off his hunger strike.
As the hunger strike of former terrorist Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa entered 42nd day, a militant convicted in former chief minister Beant Singh`s murder case in 1995 was released today on parole from Burail jail here.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today released a postage stamp in the memory of Punjab leader Beant Singh, saying it is the duty of every citizen to fight against divisive forces posing threat to the country.