June 13, 2015 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Amritsar: After the jail transfer of Prof. Devender Pal Singh Bhullar to Amritsar (Punjab), there is likelihood that another Sikh political prisoner Gurdeep Singh Khera may also be shifted to some jail in the state. He is currently languishing in Gulberga Central Jail, Karnataka.
As per information the Karnataka government has agreed in principle to hand Gurdeep Singh Khera over to Punjab.
Sources said that Punjab government has already granted “no-objection certificate” (NOC) to jail transfer of Khera. A communique comprising Punjab govt.’s NOC and application for jail transfer of Khera, placed by his kin, was sent to the Karnataka government to which the Karnataka govt. has agreed.
“As the process has been initiated, the state government has also received some official documents from Karnataka related to the agreement between the two states, which is mandatory to be signed, as learnt. If Khera the things move as per schedule, Khera may reach Punjab anytime within the fortnight and he too would be lodged at Amritsar Jail, like Davinder Pal Singh Bhullar”, notes Daily Post.
Name: Gurdeep Singh Khaira
Father’s Name: Banta Singh
Address: VPO Jallupur Khaira,
District Amritsar, Punjab.
Prison: Gulbarg Jail, Karnatka.
Details: Gurdeep Singh was convicted by the court of Designated Judge of Bider on 15 December 1991 under section 3 and 6 of TADA Act, sections 120-B, 302, 307 and 427 of IPC. He was sentenced to undergo imprisonment for life. He was arrested on December 6, 1990 and has spent more than 24 years in prison. He was never released from jail since the date of his arrest. His jail record is clean and there is no post conviction crime.
It is pertinent to note that he remained confined in prisons far away from his home state Punjab through the period of last 24 years.
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