Assassination of Kahana Nihang

Budha Dal and Tarna Dal Misls have been part of Khalsa panth since the time of the Sikh gurus. Budha Dal is the army of elder Nihangs Singhs and Tarna Dal is the army of the young Nihang Singhs. At the time of Guru Ji, it was the Nihangs who would risk their lives to save Hindus, Christian, Muslim women and girls from the clutches of moguls. There was a saying, “Aa Gay Nihang, Buha Khol Dio Nisang.” As during that time the public were scared of the Moguls and would keep their doors locked. But when the Nihangs came the public would welcome them. The first Jathedar of Dam Dami Taksal, Baba Deep Singh Ji Shaheed would always stay in a Nihang Bana. From Baba Deep Singh Ji to Baba Gurbaksh Singh Ji, Dam Dami Taksal Jathedars all wore the Nihang Bana. Then came Baba Surat Singh Ji who was more spiritual. After 1947, the Hindu Government put all their energy into how to keep minorities divided and how to abolish Sikhi and its values.

Tarna Dal the Nihang Singh Jathebandi has also been victim of the Hindu government, Budha Dal Jathedar, Baba Santa Singh was also befriended by the government and fully used by them to cause a divide in the Sikh panth. During the attack on Sri Harimandir Sahib in June 1984 by the Indian government, Baba Santa Singh had relations with the top ministers of India. To damage the reputation if Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Bhindranwale, the government used every avenue available to them. Baba Bishan Singh Ji was more into spirituality and for that reason the government could not use him. Buta Singh, the Home Minister had many Nihang Singh Jathebandis under his control. Kahan Singh Nihang had boycotted Baba Bishan Singh Ji and started his own Dal. Nihangs like Kahana were only out to eat lamb chunks. Kahana had never supported any panthic projects, instead he would always bend over backwards for the Indian government. While Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Bhindranwale was alive he remained quiet, then after June 1984 attack, Kahana started saying really bad things on stage against Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Bhindranwale. At Sri Khadur Sahib Kahana had slapped Bhai Sukhdev Singh Sakheera and knocked his Dastar off, when being confronted by Bhai Sakheera. At that point Kahana was surrounded by his bodyguards. Kahana also had many clashes with the Singhs of Harkhowal. Then at the gurudwara built in tribute to Shaheed Baba Bota Singh Ji and Shaheed Bhai Garja Singh Ji, Bhai Manbir Singh Chaheru alias General Hari Singh of Khalistan Commando Force grabbed Kahana and asked why he was talking against Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Bhindranwale, at that time Kahana got scared and said, “I am Sant Ji’s brother, do u think I would say something like that? People are just against me and that’s why these rumours have emerged.” 

Kahana had a conniving mind and was very stubborn. He would say something and do something else. How his end came and who bought it upon him. The writers have finally written it with their pens. The deeds of Kahana were very bad and very evil. Bhai Amrik Singh Jaura was from the village of Jaura, district Tarn Taran. Bhai Jaura was a great Sikh, Fair coloured, 6ft tall and a brave Singh. Bhai Jaura always did his nitnem and stayed in a Nihang Bana. In 1984 Bhai Amrik Singh Jaura had gone to Pakistan, Panthic Singhs met Bhai Jaura in 1985 in Pakistan and brought him back to India where he met Bhai Manbir Singh Chaheru, who told Bhai Jaura about Kahana spitting venom against Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Bhindranwale. Bhai Chaheru had made it clear that singhs needed to send Kahana to the other side of life. Following orders of Bhai Manbir Singh Chaheru, Bhai Jaura joined the group of Kahana.

Bhai Wassan Singh was one of the assassins ready to eliminate Kahana, he was later made Shaheed in Nabha jail by Super Intendant Brar in the year of 1988. The second Singh was Bhai Chanchal Singh Janatanpur. Bhai Jaura had gone to 1986 Holla Mahalla at Sri Hazur Sahib, Nanded with Kahana’s group. Upon reaching Nanded Bhai Jaura sent a message to the other 2 singhs in Punjab to come to Nanded. When Bhai Wassan Singh and Bhai Chanchal Singh arrived they made the plan to assassinate Kahana. Soon as Bhai Jaura and his fellow singhs were left alone with Kahana, they beat up Kahana so badly that he died on the spot. There was even a FIR recorded in the name of these 3 singhs in Nanded. The media had reported that Bhai Sukhdev Singh Sakheera was the Singh who assassinated Kahana, this lie was broadcasted on all media channels but the truth was, it was the 3 Singhs who killed Kahana and they were Bhai Amrik Singh Jaura, Bhai Wassan Singh and Bhai Chanchal Singh.

Baba Santa Singh chose Congress over the panth and had the sewa of Sri Akaal Takht Sahib funded by the same government that had once destroyed it. The true singhs of Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj did not like this cowardly manoeuvre and on 26thJanuary 1986 Sarbat Khalsa, the Jathedar of all the Jhujaru groups, Baba Thakur Singh Ji himself gave the leadership of the Budha Dal to Bhai Amrik Singh Jaura and tied him the dastar. It was also on this day that the sewa of Sri Akaal Takht Sahib was recommenced, but this time entirely by the Saadh Sangat.

Jinda Jameer – Dec 2008