CHANDIGARH: General AmarJit Singh, alias Fauji, of the “Saffron Tigers of Khalistan” and two other freedom fighters were killed last week by the who gunned them down gunned down in Patiala district.
Elsewhere in Punjab, four persons, including an Station House Officer, were killed and two powerful bombs exploded while the security forces recovered 31 hand grenades,
The State police Chief, Mr. K.P.S, Gill, said that a police patrol party shot dead Gen. Amarjit Singh and his accomplice near Tepla village in Patiala district early in the morning
Mr. Gill said that a Chinese Ak47 assault rifle and a Mauser pistol along with some ammunition were seized from them. Gen. Amarjit Singh, who was a close associate of Atinderpal Singh now in police custody, was wanted police said, in connection with 60 killings in the State
In another so called encounter in the same district an unidentified person was gunned down near Lubhana village by the Police… One .315 bore rifle, one HE36 hand grenade and a motor cycle were recovered from the spot. Another person was injured in the encounter.
Freedom fighters blew up the house of the SHO of Qadian police station in Batala police district, killing him on the spot and injuring a Home Guards jawan sleeping in an adjoining room.
The SHO identified as Sub Inspector Gursewak Singh, was asleep when the bomb planted in the shop on the ground floor of his house exploded. He was related to home Minister. Buta Singh.
Mr. Gursewak Singh was crushed to death under the debris. His wife and two children were not at home when the incident occurred.
The police rounded up all shopkeepers and their servants of the area for interrogation. Army experts have been summoned study the blast site.
Article extracted from this publication >> February 10, 1989