Bhai Jagtar Singh Hawara

Jagtar Singh Hawara born in 1973 in the village of Hawara, district Fatehgarh Sahib. Bhai Sahib is a member Babbar Khalsa. Jagtar Singh Hawara is considered a freedom fighter among the supporters of the Khalistan movement. He is a Jatt of Bhangoo (bhangu) clan and belongs to Hawara village in Ludhiana. His father died in 1991. His mother's name is Narinder Kaur. He is alleged to have a role in the assassination of the punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh. He was accused of the murder of a granthi (Sikh priest) of Mukatsar at the age of 15 but was later acquitted. Hawara came back into limelight, in 2004, when he escaped from maximum security jail at Burail, along with 2 other Sikh prisoners by digging a 90 feet tunnel by bare hands (Jagtar Singh Tara & Paramjit Singh Bheora), the third one was a cook.

Attack on Hawara in the court (11 November 2011)

Jagtar Singh Hawara (Tara) was attacked by the members of the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Suraksha Samiti. The attack occurred around 11 am while Hawara and the other convicted assassin Paramjit Singh Bheora were being escorted by a posse of the Chandigarh and Delhi police to the courtroom in connection with a Burail jailbreak case. Both convicts had been specially brought here from the Tihar Jail in New Delhi.

Eye witnesses said just as Hawara crossed the entry gate of the court complex, Nishant Sharma, an Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Suraksha Samiti (ABHSS) activist, tried to reach him and hit him but Hawara saw him coming and before Nishant Sharma could take any action Hawara responded by slapping Sharma. The police immediately arrested Sharma and three other ABHSS activists. The incident was followed by Hawara and Bheora raising pro-Khalistan slogans and the ABHSS members raising pro-Hindu slogans.

Following the attack, a large police contingent was deployed on the court premises.

Both Hawara and Bheora were then taken to the courtroom where DSP Jagbir Singh and Sub-Inspector Surinder Kumar, both from the Chandigarh Police, recorded their statements.

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