The resolution was taken following a report by the Patiala district Justice of the Peace stating that Gurmeet’s release can be “harmful” to the peaceable environment of the state.
Currently lodged in Chandigarh’s high-security Burail jail, Gurmeet filed an enchantment within the Punjab and Haryana HC in search of untimely release on the grounds that he had already accomplished round 27 years of his sentence within the case.
He additionally contended that he shouldn’t be discriminated in opposition to as a result of numerous different life convicts have been launched from jail on completion of their 14 years of sentence.
Gurmeet is likely one of the Sikh prisoners whose release is being demanded by a big part of the society in Punjab.
Gurmeet and two different convicts, Lakhwinder and Shamsher Singh, had been earlier not allowed to be launched on parole. However, the authorities needed to allow their release on parole after a former militant, Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa, sat on a fast-unto-death in 2013 for his or her release.
Gurmeet Singh was sentenced for all times on August 1, 2007, by a particular CBI court docket Chandigarh that had convicted him together with different accused for his or her position within the assassination of Beant Singh in 1995. A complete of six individuals had been initially convicted on this case in 2007. Later, accused Jagtar Singh Tara, who had absconded from the jail, was additionally convicted and awarded life sentence by the trial court docket in 2018.