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Pro-Khalistan terrorist who assassinated former CM Beant Singh sentenced to life imprisonment


The Chandigarh police had arrested nine persons for the assassination of Beant Singh while six others booked in the case were later declared proclaimed offenders by the court.

The district court of Chandigarh on Friday pronounced Jagtar Singh Tara guilty in the case of assassination of former Punjab CM Beant Singh, who was killed in a bomb blast outside Punjab and Haryana secretariat on August 31, 1995. The blast had killed 17 others, including Punjab Police constable Dilawar Singh, who acted as a human bomb.

The court will announce the quantum of sentence on Saturday.

Tara was charges sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code and under Sections 3 and 4 of the Explosive Substances Act.

Earlier, in January, Tara had submitted a letter of confession to the court stating, “I have no regret for killing Beant Singh”.

He had also admitted in court that he had purchased the car used for the assassination of Beant Singh and was involved in planning time and place of the killing.