Bhai Jagtar Singh Tara held guilty in Beant murder case, verdict today

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Chandigarh: As per media reports Bhai Jagtar Singh Tara held guilty by a special court on Friday in the assassination case of former Chief Minister Beant Singh. The court of additional district and sessions judge JS Sidhu will pronounce the quantum of sentence on Saturday (March, 17).

Bhai Jagtar Singh Tara

As per Hindustan Time the then chief minister of Punjab Beant Singh was killed in an explosion outside the Civil Secretariat in Chandigarh on August 31, 1995. Punjab police employee Dilawar Singh had acted as a human bomb in the incident. The police had taken nine accused in custody, out of whom the fate of eight has been already decided.

The police had taken nine accused in custody, of which the fate of eight has already been decided.

Bhai Tara and others had escaped from Burail Jail on January 22, 2004. He was re-arrested from Thailand in January 2015.

In January this year, Tara had submitted a six-page confession to the court, stating that he did not regret killing Beant Singh. He had told the court that Beant Singh was responsible for the killings of thousands of innocent Sikh youths, and hence they were left with no option but to avenge the deaths.

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