Pakistani Taliban behind split in Babbar Khalsa terrorist outfit

Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), a pro-Khalistan terrorist outfit based in Pakistan, is heading for a split as infighting amongst its top leadership intensifies. Forty-two-year-old Jagtar Singh Tara, who recently confessed to his role in the then Punjab chief minister Beant Singh's assassination on August 31, 1995, has issued a three-page handwritten letter trough his lawyer Jaswinder Singh. The letter, written in Gurmukhi language, states that he was arrested at the behest of Wadhawa Singh, present chief of the Babbar Khalsa, now based in Pakistan. Tara states that Wadhawa Singh was aware of his presence in Thailand, and hence, only he could have got him arrested. Through his letter, Tara alleged that Wadhwa was gathering funds for the Sikh cause but was actually hand in glove with the intelligence agencies of Pakistan. The Taliban and pro-Khalistan outfits, which take orders from Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), are being used for proxy war in neighbouring India and Afghanistan. Sources also reveal that the letter states that Wadhawa Singh's son, Jitender Bir Singh, alias Kaka, was in touch with Tara when the latter was in Thailand. Tara also alleges that Wadhawa Singh and his family are living a life of luxury, while the foot soldiers of Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) are getting killed.