Ludhiana: Punjab police failed again to present witnesses before court against Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara In a case pertaining to bomb blast near Clock Tower of Ludhiana.
Statement of Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara was recorded by the Ludhiana Court on March 1. Due to absence of witnesses, the court couldn’t pursue proceedings and deferred next hearing of the case onto March 13.
It’s pertinent to note that initially the Police had registered an FIR against unidentified persons in this case dating back to 1995 but later name of Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara was included in this case. Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara was indicted under sections 307,427 of the IPC (Indian Penal Code) and sections 3 & 4 of the Arms Ammunition Act.
Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara is currently lodged in the Tihar Jail of New Delhi. He was sentenced with the death penalty by the trial court in assassination case of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh but later his death penalty was commuted to a life sentence.