Chandigarh – A court here today held Jagtar Singh Tara guilty in a case pertaining to the assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh. The court of additional district and session judge J S Sidhu will pronounce the quantum of sentence tomorrow, Tara’s counsel Simranjit Singh said. Tara (43) had earlier confessed to his involvement in the assassination of Beant Singh in 1995.Simranjit Singh said Tara had admitted to his involvement in the assassination of former chief minister in a confession letter which he had submitted to the court in January this year. On August 31, 1995, then chief minister Beant Singh was killed in an explosion outside the Civil Secretariat in Chandigarh. Punjab police employee Dilawar Singh had acted as a human bomb in the incident.
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