JALANDHAR/ NEW DELHI: India will soon seek extradition of three Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) activists from United States involved in two bomb blasts at Jalandhar bus stand in 2006.
As per the sources, Centre will seek extradition of Gurnam Singh alias Neka, Balwinder Singh Possi and Gursharan Singh Cheema based in California. The trio was involved in Punjab Roadways bus bomb blast on April 24, 2006 in Jalandhar claiming three lives and another bomb blast at the inter-state bus stand on April 28, 2006.
While Neka and Cheema both are from Jalandhar district, Possi hails from Garh Shanker village in Hoshiarpur district.Apart from the bomb blast, Neka was also allegedly involved in smuggling of explosives from Pakistan with Khalistan Zindabad Force (KCF) chief Ranjit Singh Neeta’s aid.
Possi has been a resident of America for more than a decade, the other two moved to America in 2006.US has expressed its willingness to extradite the three terrorists, the External Affairs ministry has asked Punjab Police to move the papers in relevant court in California.
The US officials had assured the Home Ministry extradition of three pro-Khalistani terrorists last June during India-US strategic dialogue.