Jagtar Singh Hawara

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Jagtar Singh Hawara, is the current Jathedar of Akal Takht Sahib, taking over from Giani Gurbachan Singh. He is a Sikh Millitant belonging to the Babbar Khalsa. He belongs to Hawara village in Fatehgarh Sahib District. His father died in 1991. His mother's name is Narinder Kaur. He is currently in jail for having a main role in the assassination of the highly corrupt Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh and is also responsible for killing a granthi (Sikh priest) of Muktsar at the age of 15, whom he claimed had forced himself upon Sikh girls[1] [2].

Hawara returned to the limelight, in 2004, when he escaped from the maximum security jail at Burail, along with 2 other Sikh millitants Jagtar Singh Tara and Paramjit Singh Bheora, the third one was a cook. Hawara was caught again in 2006. On July 31st, 2007, Jagtar Singh Hawara along with Balwant Singh Rajoana was sentenced to death by hanging[3] [4] .

Burail Jail Escape


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