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We will keep tabs on Chohan: Minister

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | June 13, 2003 10:25 IST

Union Minister of State for HomeI D Swami saysthe government willkeeptrackofJagjit Singh Chohan's activities.

Chohan, the self-styled 'president' of Khalistan,tolda news conference in Chandigarh this week that he has not given up the goal of 'Khalistan.'

"If what has appeared in the newspapers is true, then we willdefinitely watch his movements," Swami told on Friday.

Swami saidif the need arosethe government would arrest Chohan.

"He should rememberthe government allowed him to return(Chohan lived in London for many years) despite the fact that a number of cases were pending against him.I personally feelthe man is trying to hog thelimelight. But if he continues to defy the law and makes statements against theintegrity of the country, then the government willtake strong action against him," the minister warned.

He promised to gather more information about Chohan and Wassan Singh Zaffarwal, the former terrorist whoalso returnedto India afterAkali and non-Akali politicians argued that hehad given up the path of violence and lobbied for his return.

The ministerplayed down the developments at the Golden Temple on June 6 where Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti, the head priest of the Akal Takht, declared Jarnail Singh Bhindranwalea martyr.

"Once aperson is dead, nobody sayshe isa bad man," Swami said. "Generally people speak good about the dead. If you look at the developments from a dispassionate angle one controversy whether Bhindranwale is dead or alive has been laid to rest with this declaration. We should not give much importance to such developments."

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