Beant Singh's killer to be extradited to India

Beant Singh's killer to be extradited  to India

A four-member Punjab police party stationed in Bangkok will be bringing Jagtar Singh Tara — a terrorist convicted for killing former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh — to India after his extradition was cleared by Thailand on Friday.

The team has been in Bangkok since January 13, to coordinate with the Thai authorities to execute the process of extradition. Bangkok police handed over Tara to the Punjab Police team on Friday.

Jagtar Singh Tara, Chief of the Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) was nabbed in Thailand on January 5, 2015 following an operation in coordination with central agencies based on specific leads provided by Punjab Police.

The operation had started in August 2014 when the Counter Intelligence wing of the Punjab police tracked Tara to Thailand. A Thailand court ordered his extradition on January 7, 2015.

The Punjab police team along with Tara will reach the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi at 12:05 am on the intervening night of January 16-17.

Tara would be produced before the competent court in Patiala where police remand for his questioning would be sought. Tara who was convicted for life for the murder of Beant Singh had escaped the high security Burail jail in Chandigarh in 2004.

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