Mohali, Punjab: On completion of his 28-day parole period, Sikh detainee Gurmeet Singh returned to the Burail Model Jail, Chandigarh, this evening. An accused in the Beant Singh assassination case, he reached the jail at 3 pm. He was accompanied by his mother Surjit Kaur, sisters Manjit Kaur and Varinder Kaur and brother-in-law Bhupinder Singh.
Sikh activists Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa, Harpal Singh Cheema, RP Singh and Satnam Singh Paonta Sahib met Gurmeet Singh outside the jail. The latter
stepped inside the jail in the presence of the AIG, prisons, Chandigarh, Balbir Singh Dhol, at 4.30 pm.
Talking to The Tribune, Gurmeet Singh said he wanted to return to the
mainstream. “I am looking forward to my premature release. Except for paying obeisance at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, I remained at my house in Patiala. I did not violate any terms of the parole,” he said.
Gurmeet Singh’s mother said the family was hopeful of his premature release. Dhol said they would first seek a report on Gurmeet Singh’s conduct during parole from the District Magistrate, Patiala. The report would be sent by the IG, Prisons, Chandigarh, to the Governor. If the report is positive, we will certainly ask for his premature release”, he said.
Gurmeet Singh was released on parole on December 25, 2013, for the first time since his conviction in 2007.
Source: The Tribune