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Akal Takht Priest To Baptize Beant Killer In Jail

PTI 06 Dec 2010, 8:32:17 IST
Amritsar, Dec 6 :  Akal Takht Jathedar Gyani Gurbachan Singh will visit Burail jail to make Balwant Singh, who is on death row in the assasination of former Chief Minister Beant Singh, a baptised (Amritdhari) Sikh.

The Jathedar said on Sunday, the death row convict had conveyed a request to him recently asking him to conduct the ceremony as he wished to become a baptised Sikh before being taken to the gallows.

He said he had already asked SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar to make arrangements for his visit along with five other Sikh priests to the jail to conduct the ceremony.  PTI