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Lakhbir Singh Rode, Bhindranwale’s nephew, dies in Pakistan, family lives in Canada

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Lakhbir Singh Rode, Bhindranwale’s nephew, dies in Pakistan
Chandigarh: Pakistan-based self-styled chief of the banned outfits KLF and International Sikh Youth Federation, Lakhbir Singh Rode, 72, has reportedly died in Pakistan following cardiac arrest.

A nephew of slain Damdami Taksal head Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Lakhbir was accused in the 1985 bombing of the Air India jet Kanishka. A native of Rode village in Moga, Lakhbir had initially fled to Dubai, but later moved to Pakistan. However, his family had stayed in Canada.

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In 2002, India demanding their extradition from Pakistan. Lakhbir’s brother and former Akal Takht jathedar Jasbir Singh Rode confirmed the development to indian media.

“We have been informed by his (Lakhbir’s) son, who lives in Canada, that his father died of a heart attack in Pakistan on December 2. He must have been cremated over there. We have no confirmation about it.”

He said his brother was not keeping well for the past fortnight. “He was diabetic and had recently undergone a bypass surgery,” Jasbir said.

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