Thursday 16 July 2009

Patiala court acquits Babbar Khalsa members Bhau and Jassa



Patiala court acquits Babbar Khalsa members Bhau and Jassa
GAGANDEEP AHUJA
PATIALA : The additional chief judicial magistrate K. S. Cheema on Tuesday acquitted Baljit Singh Bhau and Jasvir Singh Jassa of Babbar Khalsa International as persecution has failed to provide any evidence against them.

Patiala police had registered case against Baljit Singh alias Bhau and Jasbir Singh alias Jassa under sections 121-A, 124-A, 153-A, 467, 468, 471, 120-B, 212, 216 of IPC and section 25 of arms act for carrying weapons without license. Both were arrested from different places in the month of June 2005.
BS Sodhi defence counsel said that Patiala police has failed to establish any of evidence against them.
In 2007 Patiala court on the orders of High court given bail to both Bhau and Jassa High court has directed that they should not be tried under sections 121A, 124A and 153A of IPC, as those offences were not made out against them.
Baljeet Singh Bhau currently in Tihar Jail for his alleged involvement in Delhi cinema hall blasts while jassa was on bail. Both Bhau and Jassa were present today in the court premises.
Patiala police had alleged that Baljit Singh had started as a parking contractor in Chandigarh and has a checkered criminal record. Baljit, son of an Army officer, was first booked for an economic offence by the Chandigarh police in 1994 when he failed to execute a parking contract for the PGI. "Then he was booked for rioting in Patiala in 1997. He surrendered in 2001 and was sent to Burail Jail where he came in contact with Hawara. Baljit came out of the jail in 10 months and got involved with the Tota gang of Chandigarh with whom he indulged in a highway dacoity in 2003."
" Jagtar Singh Hawara who is main accused of assassination of chief minister Beant Singh, following his escape from the jail, contacted Baljit in July, 2004. Hawara started having regular meetings with Baljit, Gurdip and Sukhdev Singh and declared Baljit as the area commander of the BKI for Patiala, Sirhind and Sangrur.
Baljit was allegedly instrumental in getting Hawara married to a minor girl of a village in Dhuri, introducing Hawara as Sahib Singh, his NRI brother from California. It was also alleged that Baljit Singh arranged for a house for Hawara in Ablowal road where he shifted on May 7, 2005

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