Chandigarh, Mar 30 (ANI): A special court in Chandigarh on Tuesday awarded life term to Paramjit Singh Bheora convicted for the assasination of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh
The court of Additional District and Sessions judge Ravi Kumar Sondhi had on Monday held Bheora guilty of criminal conspiracy and involvement in the assassination of the former Chief Minister.
Beant Singh. was assassinated by a car bomb on August 31, 1995 in Chandigarh that killed eleven other people, including three members of Singh's security staff.
Following the assassination, the name of Bheora alias Pammi had surfaced for the first time on September 13, 1995. He was caught, among seven militants, in August 1997 from Jammu.
Separatist group Babbar Khalsa had then claimed responsibility for the assassination, but security authorities were reported to be doubtful of the truth of that claim (ANI)