Thailand Nabs Pakistani Man Convicted in 1995 India Bombing

BANGKOK – Police in Thailand have arrested a Pakistani man convicted in India for his involvement in a bomb attack two decades ago that killed a chief minister of a northern Indian state and at least 15 other people.

Gurmeet Singh, one of six Sikh militants convicted for the 1995 blast, fled a high-security Indian prison in 2004 before receiving a life sentence in 2007.

Thai National police spokesman Lt. Gen. Prawut Thawornsiri says Singh entered Thailand in October and was arrested in the eastern province of Chonburi on Monday.

He said Tuesday that the 37-year-old Pakistani faces extradition to India.

Beant Singh, the target of the 1995 attack, was Punjab’s chief minister. He came to power in 1992 and began crushing the Sikh militancy, leaving hundreds dead in encounters with police.


About lankapage

We are an online publication (Educational Purpose Blog) made up largely of what we call “disintermediated” news – that is news without a spin put on it by a journalist, published as it’s delivered to Lankapage. All copyrights belong to their respective owners. Images and text owned by other copyright holders are used here under the guidelines of the Fair Use provisions of United States Copyright Law. Images and text are used here only for the education purpose and are not intended to generate income for the blog, its employees, or its students. That makes us unique. All content is delivered to you as the writer or producer intended — leaving only you to make judgments about what you read or watch, not us.

Posted on January 6, 2015, in Sri Lanka. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Thailand Nabs Pakistani Man Convicted in 1995 India Bombing.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: