AMRITSAR, INDIA, REUTER — the leader of the Janata party’s youth wing in India’s Punjab state was shot dead on Thursday, the latest victim of Sikh freedom struggle, officials said. Two policemen and two alleged Sikh separatists were killed in a shootout at a roadblock elsewhere in the state on Wednesday night, police said.

The officials said Janata leader Tarsem Singh Bahar, 34, and his body guard were gunned down with fire from AK47 rifles in this Sikh holy city as they were leaving a friend’s house.

Article extracted from this publication >>  January 13, 1989