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India to seek extradition of Beant Singh’s killer Jagtar Singh Tara from Thailand

New Delhi: India will seek extradition of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh’s assassin Jagtar Singh Tara from Thailand. The Ministry of External Affairs has said that the India in Bangkok is in touch with authorities there.

Earlier, the Thai authorities, acting on a tip-off from the Punjab Police, arrested Tara from the house of a member of Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) on Tuesday.

Tara is accused of planning the suicide attack on Beant Singh in 1995 in Chandigarh, an act of terror that resulted in the death of 18 people.

The Khalistan Tiger Force commander and his accomplices Paramjit Singh Bheora, Jagtar Singh Hawara and Dev Singh were arrested after the incident but escaped from the high security Burail Jail in Chandigarh.

According to reports, Tara was living in Thailand under a Pakistani passport.

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