Thai Police arrest Assassin of Former Punjab CM Beant Singh


New Delhi, Jan 06: The assassin of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, Jagtar Singh "Tara", who is the Khalistan Tiger Force commander, has been arrested in Thailand.

According to reports, acting on a tip-off from the Punjab police, the Thai authorities arrested Tara from the house of a member of Pakistani Inter Services Intelligence (ISI).

Tara is accused of planning the suicide attack on Beant Singh in 1995 in Chandigarh where 18 others were killed.

The Khalistan Tiger Force commander and his accomplices Paramjit Singh Bheora, Jagtar Singh Hawara and Dev Singh were arrested after the incident but escaped from the high security Burail Jail in Chandigarh.

According to reports, Tara was living in Thailand under a Pakistani passport.

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