After 28 years, political Sikh prisoner Bhai Lal Singh Akalgarh is permanently released

CHANDIGARH, Punjab—Political Sikh prisoner Bhai Lal Singh has been permanently released after 28 years of prolonged imprisonment. He had languished in different Indian jails for the last three decades after being indicted under TADA and Arms Act charges in August 1992.

File Photo: Bhai Lal Singh

61-year-old Bhai Lal Singh lost his parents during this imprisonment period. His wife and young daughter have been living alone at home after the death of his parents.

In 1997, he was sentenced to life by the Court in a case pertaining to the recovery of arms at Dadar railway station in 1992.

On March 3 this year, the Director-General (Prisons) and Inspector General (Prisons) of Gujarat had recommended the release of Bhai Lal Singh Akalgarh to the office of the Union Home Minister.

It is important to mention that both Bhai Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa and Bapu Surat Singh made efforts for his release.