Shaheed Bhai Bakshish Singh Shisha Nava Pind

Khalistan Commando Force

Bhai Bakshish Singh Shisha was born in 1956, the house of Sardar Piara Singh and from the womb of Mata Sukhwinder Kaur in the village of Nava Pind near Valtoha, district Tarn Taran. Bhai Sahib was the eldest of 7 brothers and sisters, Bhai Mehal Singh, Bhai Lakhwinder Singh, Bibi Charanjit Kaur, Bhai Sukhdev Singh, Bhai Bikkar Singh and Bibi Kulvir Kaur. Bhai Sahib had completed his studies up to 9th class. From his childhood, Bhai Sahib helped his father in their family farms. Bhai Sahib was also a great and a strong player of Kabaddi. At the age of 20 years, Bhai Sahib started working in the electricity office.

Bhai Sahib would regularly go and meet Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale at Sri Darbar Sahib, Amritsar and listen to his speeches. Once Bhai Sahib was also sent Delhi, to do a mission in secret by Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale. As well as doing Jhujaru activities, Bhai Sahib continued to work at the electricity office. The attack on Sri Darbar Sahib in June 1984 by the hands of the racist Hindu government had a deep impact on Bhai Sahib, he started keeping quiet and always sad. The Jhujaru movement had started in Punjab, in which Sikhs fought back against the oppression of the Indian government. After the attack on Sri Darbar Sahib, remained in contact with the Jhujaru Singhs and continued to take part in the Sikh freedom movement in secret.

In 1986, Bhai Sahib joined Khalistan Commando Force under the command of Bhai Sukhdev Singh Sipahi alias General Labh Singh, and from here on Bhai Sahib openly started punishing the enemies of the Sikh Panth. After the martyrdom of General Labh Singh, Bhai Sahib continued doing Jhujaru actions under the command of Bhai Paramjit Singh Panjwar. Looking at Bhai Sahib’s bravery and dedication, he was made the Lieutenant General of Khalistan Commando Force. Bhai Sahib would take responsibility for every action he did. Bhai Sahib also tried to kill the fake Nihang Singh, Ajit Poohla but this snake escaped his death.

Once some gangsters portraying themselves as Jhujaru Singhs had kidnapped a Hindu doctor, Barinderpal from Bhai Sahib’s area and asked the family for the ransom of 3 lakh Rupees. When Bhai Sahib found out about this, he sent the gangsters a message, “The Hindu you have kidnapped is like a brother to me. If any harm is done to him, then I will not spare you.” The gangsters feared for their lives and released the Hindu doctor. This action of Bhai Sahib is praised even today in his area. Bhai Sahib did actions with many Jhujaru Singhs of other groups as well as Khalistan Commando Force. Some of the Jhujaru Singhs Bhai Sahib was close too were, Bhai Gurdev Singh (village Nava Pind, Tarn Taran), Bhai Sukhraj Singh Raju (village Kirthowal Harike), Bhai Paramjit Singh (village Kirthowal Harike), Bhai Balwinder Singh (village Pakhoke, Chohla Sahib), Baba Ram Singh (village Maniala Jai Singh), Bhai Narinder Singh Bhola (Khalistan Liberation Force).

On the night of 19th November 1988, Bhai Sahib along with his Jhujaru brothers were resting in the village of Bhai Ladhu, district Tarn Taran. Bhai Sahib was staying with Bhai Gurdev Singh Nava Pind, Bhai Sukhraj Singh Raju, Bhai Paramjit Singh Kirthowal and Bhai Balwinder Singh Pakhoke. A police informer gave this information to the Punjab police and by the morning of 20th November 1988, these warriors of the Sikh nation were surrounded by the CRPF and other Indian security forces. At 8 o’clock in the morning a battle started and by 9am, Bhai Sahib and his Jhujaru brothers had caused heavy casualties to the Indian soldiers. The Jhujaru Singhs had moved into the farms of Bhai Ladhu village as they Indian cowards were using bombs in a crowded place. It was very foggy too, but the sons of Dhan Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj fought with bravery and courage shouting the war cries of Bole So Nihal Sat Sri Akaal Khalistan Zindabad. The heavy use of bombs by the Indian security forces made all 5 Jhujaru Singhs martyrs and their name were written in golden ink on the pages of glorious Sikh history.

The bodies were taken to Bhikhiwind police station, and then to Patti hospital for post-mortem. The families of Jhujaru Singhs along with the Panchayat from their villages pressured the Punjab police to hand over the bodies to them. In the end, the families were given the bodies of their loved ones and thousands of Sikh from across Punjab came to the cremation to pay their respects and say their final Fateh.

Information given by the family of Shaheed Bhai Bakshish Singh Shisha Nava Pind