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Jalandhar Court Acquits Bhai Jagtar Singh Tara in 12-Year-Old Case

May 23, 2024 | By

Ropar: In a significant legal development, the Jalandhar court has acquitted Bandi Singh (Sikh Political Prisoner) Bhai Jagtar Singh Tara in a case dating back 12 years. The case, registered at Goraya police station in the Jalandhar district. However, Bhai Tara’s counsel, Advocate K. S. Hundal, revealed that the court ruled in favor of acquittal due to the prosecution’s failure to substantiate the charges against him.

Bhai Jagtar Singh Tara [File Photo]

While this verdict brings relief to Bhai Jagtar Singh Tara, it does not lead to his immediate release. He continues to undergo a life sentence in connection with the assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh. Despite the acquittal in this particular case, Bhai Tara remains incarcerated for his involvement in the Beant Singh execution case.

Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur who keeps record of cases of Sikh political prisoners, told Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) over phone that Jalandhar Additional sessions judge Dharminder Paul Singla, yesterday pronounced verdict acquitted Bhai Jatar Singh Tara.

Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur informed that the case was registered under section 121 IPC (waging war against the state) and provisions of Arms Act, Explosives Act and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) under FIR number 137/12 registered at Goraya police station on 21 September 2012.

Police had also implicated Bhai Kulvir Singh Brapind, Sandeep Singh and Sukhwinder Singh in this case who were acquirred by the trial court on 29th of September 2014, he added.

Correction Notice: The case was acquitted by the Jalandhar court, not by the Roopnagar court as previously reported. (Last edited on May 23, 2024 at 18:15 hrs Amritsar Time).


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