Gursewak Singh remained in jail for more than 26 years in different cases and was in regular touch with some Pakistan based terrorists.
New Delhi: A member of a banned terrorist group and an associate of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, who was killed by the Indian Army in “Operation Blue Star” in 1984, was nabbed by the Delhi police, officials said on Wednesday. The accused Gursewak Singh (53), is a member of Khalistan Commando Force (KCF) and was reportedly planning to re-constitute his organisation on directions of KCF chief Paramjeet Singh Panjwad, who was based in Pakistan.
Gursewak was also in touch with Jagtaar Singh Hawara and other terrorists lodged in various jails in India including Tihar jail, police said, adding he was arrested by the crime branch from ISBT in Delhi on Tuesday where he had come to meet one of his contacts.
Gursewak was involved in more than 50 cases of terrorist activities, murders of police officials and informers, robberies in banks and police stations among others, said Ajit Kumar Singla, additional commissioner of police (crime). He remained in jail for more than 26 years in different cases and was in regular touch with some Pakistan based terrorists.
In May 1984, the accused along with his associates, Labh Singh, Gurinder Singh and Swaranjit Singh had also killed Hind Samachar newspaper group editor Ramesh Chander in Jallandhar, Mr Singla said.
In 1986, Gursewak, along with his associates, attacked the residence of Julio Riberio, Ex-DGP of Punjab, in Jallandhar. The accused, along with his associates, had also killed all nine members of a family in Punjab. He remained for about 18 years in jail, most of the time in high risk ward of Tihar Jail.
After coming out of jail in 2010, he remained involved in several cases of robbery and was arrested thrice by Ludhiana police in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively. He was again arrested by Delhi police in 2017 under the Arms Act.
Gursewak is facing trial in a case in Patiala House Court and was not attending the court following which the court issued non-bailable warrants against him, police said.