CHONBURI – Police in Chonburi, Thailand have arrested a Fugative Indian National, Jagtar Singh who was convicted in India for a bombing that killed a top politician and seventeen others in 1995.
The Khaosod News reported the suspect Jagtar Singh was arrested during a police raid of a house in Banglamung district at around 7.30 pm yesterday, said deputy commander of the Chonburi police Pol.Maj.Gen. Nitipong Niamnoi.
Thai police say the suspect possessed a Pakistani passport with the name “Gurmeet Singh,” but according to a report in the India-based Hindustan Times, the passport is fake and the suspect’s real name is Jagtar Singh.
Singh and two others were found guilty by an Indian court of masterminding a bombing in Punjab province in 1995 that killed Chief Minister of Punjab Beant Singh and seventeen others. In 2004, Singh and several other inmates escaped from a high security prison by digging a tunnel.
“The Indian authorities eventually discovered that the suspect was hiding in that house in Chonburi Province, so we made the arrest,” Pol.Maj.Gen. Nitipong told reporters yesterday. “We will contact officials at the Embassy of India so that they can pick up the suspect and prosecute him.” See Full Story Here