Shaheed Bhai Lakhwinder Singh Jahaz

Khalistan Commando Force


Bhai Lakhwinder Singh was born in the year of 1964 in the house of a farmer, Sardar Joginder Singh and from the womb of Mata Sawinder Kaur in the village of Sangna, near Thande in the Amritsar district. Bhai Sahib was the second eldest of 8 children of Sardar Joginder Singh. Bhai Sahib had 6 sisters and a brother, Bibi Charanjit Kaur, Bibi Balwinder Kaur, Bibi Kulwinder Kaur, Bibi Sukhwinder Kaur, Bhai Mangal Singh, Bibi Lakhwinder Kaur and Bibi Manjit Kaur. Due to the family being poor Bhai Sahib was not able to go school. From his childhood Bhai Sahib joined his father and helped in farming. In 1984, Bhai Sahib had his Anand Karaj with Bibi Shinder Kaur and from this marriage Bhai Sahib had one daughter, Bibi Kawaljit Kaur. Bhai Sahib looked after his family by working on his farms.

It was during this time the Sikh Freedom Movement was at its peak and the brave sons of Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj were installing fear into the hearts of the Indian security forces. Many Sikh youths from Bhai Sahib’s area had gone underground to avoid the Punjab police harassment and also to make the foundation of Khalistan stronger. As Bhai Sahib was in contact with these Jhujaru Singhs, he also started supporting the Jhujaru Singhs secretly in their actions. Due to many Sikh youth joining the armed struggle, the police had started to harass the Sikh families of that area, Bhai Sahib’s family was also caught in this victimisation. Bhai Sahib had left home and joined Khalistan Commando Force under the command of Bhai Resham Singh Thande. While with fellow Jhujaru Singhs, Bhai Sahib remained in high spirits and continued to carry out brave actions. Bhai Sahib had done many actions to destabilise the Indian government. The Indian security forces that were stationed in Bhai Sahib’s area were fearful of Bhai Sahib’s name. Bhai Sahib had attacked the local police station in his area with explosives and completely demolished. Bhai Sahib also attacked the police station in his village of Kotli. Due to Bhai Sahib’s immense service to the Khalsa panth, the Indian security forces placed the reward of 10 lakh rupees on Bhai Sahib’s head. Bhai Sahib was very much loved and respected by the locals. While guarding the Sikh religion, Bhai Sahib also provided protection to the people who lived in his area from evil police officers and local gangsters.

On 3rd July 1991, Bhai Sahib along with another 3 fellow Jhujaru Singhs were resting at a water tubal on the outskirts of his village. Due to a big reward on Bhai Sahib’s head, an informant had given the details of Bhai Sahib’s location to the Punjab police. At that time all 4 Jhujaru Singhs did not have heavy artillery, but even with limited weapons these Jhujaru Singh fought the Indian security forces and attained shaheedi.

Information given by the family of Shaheed Bhai Lakhwinder Singh Jahaz