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What are your thoughts on Jagtar Singh Tara cutting his hair and beard to disguise his appearance after the Burail jail break? I am in no way criticizing Bhai Jagtar Singh as he is a lion of the panth. However, I must ask the question.
In an exclusive interview with The Anadolu Agency in the prison’s visiting room with guards in close attendance, Bhai Jagtar Singh Tara claimed that Indian officials misled him following his detention and tricked him into signing a document saying he wanted to fight his case in India. Though It was not established during the ten-minute interview on Wednesday exactly who the officials were, India requested Tara’s extradition on the day of his arrest and an order to return him to India was issued by a Thai court the following day. Bhai Jagtar Singh also told Agency that, “They made fun of me and told me ‘You should speak here otherwise you will speak there [india].’” “First, I asked to have an attorney, but [the Indian officials] said that I did not have the right to a legal representation in Thailand,” Singh said. “They dictated me what to write.” “But I don’t want to go to India because I will get a death sentence.” Full News: http://singhstation.net/2015/01/indian-officials-misleading-jagtar-singh-tara-to-sign-extradition-docs/
A 37 years old man identified in Thai police and media as Gurmeet Singh, has been arrested by team of Chon Buri provincial police and soldiers from the 14th Army Circle. However, international-media reports, including India’s Hindustan Times, revealed that the arrested person taken into custody actually was Jagtar Singh Tara, who has been in Thailand on a Pakistani passport for months under the identity of one of his companion in the 1995 attack. According to Thai Media reports, Acting on information provided by Indian officials, police and soldiers raided a house on Soi Mabyailia in tambon Nong Phreu in Bang Lamung district around 7.30pm Monday. Officers also arrested Pakistani national Ali Alat, 48, the owner of the house. The Indian newspaper identified Alat as “Khalat Bari” and quoted Indian government sources as saying the Pakistani was sheltering the Khalistan Tiger Force chief at the behest of Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence. The two men were taken to Nong Phreu police station. Alat, who told Thai media he did not know of Jagtar Singh’s criminal background. “It took quite some time to arrest him. We had been following him for a while, but at one point he slipped off the radar,” national police spokesman Pol Lt Gen Prawut Thawornsiri told The Associated Press. Bhai Jagtar Singh Tara was sentenced by the Punjab and Haryana court, along with Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana, Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara and others for their involvement in the execution of the former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh. Along with Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara and Bhai Paramjit Singh Bheora, Jagtar Singh Tara made a sensational escape from Chandigarh’s High Security Burial Jail. Bhai Tara is believed to have worked under Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara’s leadership when he was an active member of Babbar Khalsa International. According to The Hindustan Times, Punjab police had spent three weeks in Thailand in September, but Jagtar Singh disappeared. Thai media quoted Mr Alat telling police that Singh had phoned him on Jan 1 to seek his help, saying authorities were seeking him because of an expired passport. He reportedly offered 30,000 baht to rent the house for 2-3 days. Indian media, however, say “Alat” was fully aware of Singh’s identity and is the brother of Sultan Bari, a Pakistan-based agent of the ISI intelligence agency. Pol Maj Gen Nitipong said police would contact the Indian embassy to take Singh. http://singhstation.net/2015/01/breaking-ktf-chief-bhai-jagtar-singh-tara-arrested-in-thailand/