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Sikhs Given Life Terms For Killing Religious Leader
March 11, 1989
LONDON (AP) _ Two Sikh men angered by the teachings of a religious leader were sentenced to life in prison for killing the guru as he spoke to hundreds of his followers.
Rajinder Singh Batth, 39, and Mangit Singh Sunder, 26, wearing orange turbans, chanted, ″God is great, victory to the God,″ as they were led to their cells at the Old Bailey Central Criminal Court.
Judge James Miskin said the two took part in a ″disgraceful pre-planned slaughter″ on Nov. 11, 1987, that left three people dead and one wounded.
Miskin sentenced both to life in prison and recommended Batth serve a minimum of 30 years and Sunder at least 20 years.
Prosecutor Jean Southworth said the gunmen were fundamentalists whose target was Mahraj Dharshan Das, 34, who arrived in Britain in 1980 and led the breakaway Sikh sect called Shahkand Nanak Dhan, which has 7,000 followers.
The plotters decided to kill him for criticizing Sikh separatists who want an independent state in India, she said. They also objected to him being called a guru.
″What stuck in the gullet of some Sikhs was that Das was not born a Sikh,″ Miss Southworth said.
The prosecutor said Das traveled from his home in Birmingham to Southall in west London, 100 miles away, to address hundreds of supporters in a school.
She said that as Das was about to answer questions, Batth and Sunder walked toward him. Sunder fired a sawed-off shotgun at him but missed and Batth then killed Das with a pistol shot through the back of the head.
His followers ran to tackle the gunmen, and Sunder drew a silver pistol and killed Jaga Singh, 44. Batth shot wildly and killed Satwan Singh Panesar, 41.
Batth, who had pleaded innocent, was convicted of murdering Das, the manslaughter of Panesar and wounding Dharan Singh Brimbrah, 53. He was cleared of murdering Panesar and of attempting to murder Brimbrah.
Sunder, a factory worker, admitted taking part in the murder of Das and the manslaughter of Singh.