Amritsar: Amid the ongoing protests for the release of Sikh prisoners in Punjab, Sikh prisoner Gurdeep Singh Khaira, lodged in Amritsar jail, has been granted parole.

According to the information received, Khaira has been granted parole for 8 weeks. Eight years ago in 2015, he was shifted from Karnataka to Amritsar jail.

Gurdeep Khaira was born in Jallupur Khaihra village of Kasba Raia in Amritsar. After Operation Blue Star in 1984, he joined the Khalistan Liberation Force. After this, he carried out blasts first in Delhi and later in Bidar city of Karnataka in 1988-1989.

The police arrested him on December 6, 1990. On December 15, 1991, the court sentenced him to life imprisonment.

He was also sentenced to life imprisonment by a court there for carrying out bomb blasts in Karnataka. After completing his life sentence in Delhi, the Karnataka government shifted him to his state.

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