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Wife meets Prof. Bhullar in Guru Nanak Hospital Amritsar

June 12, 2015 | By

Amritsar: Bibi Navneet Kaur, wife of Sikh Political Prisoner Professor Devender Pal Singh Bhullar, today arrived in Amritsar. She is reported to have met Prof. Bhullar in Guru Nanak Hospital this evening.

It is notable that Prof. Bhullar was brought to Amritsar this afternoon amidst tight security. On reaching Amritsar Central Jail, Bhullar was immediately referred to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, where he was examined by a team of psychiatrists led by Dr PD Garg. After examining him, the team of doctors said Bhullar has been suffering from acute depression. Later, he was admitted to the psychiatry ward of Swami Vivekananda De-addiction and Treatment Centre of the hospital. He has been allotted a separate room on the first floor of the Centre. 

Prof. Devender Pal Singh Bhullar in police custody in Amritsar [June 12, 2015]

Prof. Devender Pal Singh Bhullar in police custody in Amritsar [June 12, 2015]

Prof. Bhullar has been in jail since 1995. He was sentenced to death by a TADA court in 2001 and in 2002 his death sentence was confirmed by Supreme Court of India in a fractured decision- with presiding judge of three judge bench acquitting Prof. Bhullar and other two judges confirming the death sentence.

Prof. Bhullar remained on death row for 14 years. His sentence was commuted by Supreme court of India on March 31, 2014 in wake of multiple factor, including prolonged detention, over a decade long detention under death row and deteriorated health condition.

Prof. Bhullar’s jail transfer in Punjab is considered to be first major achievement of Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa’s hunger strike. Sources with in the Bandi Singhs Rihai Sangharsh Committee said that Punjab government had agreed to allow jail transfer of Prof. Bhullar in a meeting with the representatives of the Sangharsh Committee on May 28.

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