- Kehar Singh
Kehar Singh was tried and executed for conspiracy in the plot of
Indira Gandhi assassination, carried out by Satwant Singhand Beant Singh. He was hanged in Tihar jail on January 6 1989.
The assassination was motivated by Operation Blue Star which was carried out starting on
3 June 1984, the military action against the Sikh "Golden Temple" in Amritsar to flush out the militants from the temple and restore its sanctity of the Sikhism's holiest shrine. These violent events which led to the desecration of the holy shrine Golden Temple / Harminder Sahib caused outrage amongst the Sikh community, who claimed that the attacks were pre-planned and that anti-Sikh violence which followed was government orchestrated.
Beant Singh and
Satwant Singhwere Sikh bodyguards of Indira Gandhi, and on 31 October 1984they assassinated her in her garden, putting sixteen bullets in her chest and abdomen.
Beant Singh was killed by gunfire at the scene of the assassination.
Satwant Singhwas arrested and Kehar Singh was later arrested for conspiracy in the assassination. Both were sentenced to death and hanged in Tihar jail in Delhi.
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