June 16, 2015 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Amritsar/ Chandigarh: Sikh political prisoner Gurdeep Singh Khaira, who was lodged at Gulberga jail in Karnataka since 1990, is expected to be transferred to Punjab today. Sources said that all formalities and paperwork was already compete on the part of both state governments – Punjab and Karnataka.
United Akali Dal (UAD) president Bhai Mohkam Singh maintained that Gurdeep Singh Kaira will be transferred to Central Jail in Amritsar by Tuesday (June 16) evening.
It is notable that another Sikh political prisoner Prof. Devender Pal Singh Bhullar was recently transferred to Central jail Amritsar. He was previously lodged at Tihar Jail, Delhi.
Essential details about Gurdeep Singh Khaira and his case:
Name: Gurdeep Singh Khaira
Father’s Name: Banta Singh
Address: VPO Jallupur Khaira, District Amritsar, Punjab.
Prison: Gulbarg Jail, Karnatka.
Case 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 23 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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