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Former terrorist released on 42-day parole


Amritsar: Gurdeep Singh Khera, who is serving life sentence in two different terror cases, was today released on parole of 42 days.

55-year-old Khera, a native of Jallupur Khera village in Amritsar, is currently lodged in Central Jail here where he was transfered from Gulbarga Jail of Karnataka in June last year on “humanitarian grounds”.

He was booked under Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (TADA) Prevention Act and later sentenced to life imprisonment in two different cases registered in 1996 in New Delhi and Karnataka.

In December 2013, Khera had petitioned the Karnataka government, seeking transfer to Punjab to be close to his family and get parole whenever required.

On December 12, 2014, the Punjab prison department had given no-objection certificate to Karnataka prison authorities for transferring Khera from Gulbarga prison.

Punjab jail and Home department functionaries had later pursued Karnataka government officers to fast-track Khera’s transfer.

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