Shaheed Bhai Priwar Singh Dalla
Shaheed Bhai Priwar Singh Dalla
Khalistan Liberation Force
Bhai Priwar Singh Dalla was born in 1962, in the house of Sardar Dalip Singh and from Mata Jagir Kaur in the village Dalla, near Jagraon, district Ludhiana. Bhai Sahib’s siblings are as following, eldest to youngest, Bhai Narinder Singh, Bibi Amar Kaur, Bhai Balwinder Singh, Bibi Mukhtiar Kaur, Bhai Avtar Singh, Shaheed Bhai Priwar Singh Dalla, Bibi Paramjit Kaur and Bibi Harjinder Kaur.
After passing his metric qualification, Bhai Sahib started working in his family farms. In 1980, Bhai Sahib finished farming and started working in a metal factory. Bhai Sahib did not enjoy working at the metal factory and left work and started staying at home.
After the attack on Sri Darbar Sahib in June 1984 by the Indian army, Bhai Sahib joined the armed Sikh struggle due to having close ties to Jathedar Gurdev Singh Kaunke as he also was from the nearby village of Kaunke Kalan. Soon, Bhai Sahib joined the Jhujaru Singhs of Khalistan Liberation Force and started doing Jhujaru actions in his area. Bhai Sahib was very close to Jathedar Gurjant Singh Budhsinghwala, Bhai Tarsem Singh Kaunke and Bhai Pavandeep Singh Chuhar Chak during his Jhujaru life.
Bhai Sahib was very highly respected in his area because he had helped 10 women get rehoused with their in-laws after they had been kicked out. Bhai Sahib was once arrested due to housing Jhujaru Singhs, he spent 1 year in Nabha jail. During this time, Bhai Sahib was doing Jhujaru actions in secret. Bhai Sahib was first arrested in 1989 and released in 1990. After this Bhai Sahib left the luxuries of home and family. He committed himself fully to the Sikh struggle for Khalistan.
Amongst some of his Jhujaru actions:
- Bhai Sahib once blew up CRPF vehicles with bombs in village Chuhar Chak.
- In Dangian village, Bhai Sahib had a fierce battle with the soldiers of Indian CRPF and after killing many Indian soldiers to hell, he safely escaped.
- Bhai Sahib was also responsible for assassinating an evil Thanedar of Jagraon, Tara Chand.
- A Jagraon judge who was known to give extreme jail sentences to Sikhs was assassinated by Bhai Sahib and Bhai Darshan Singh Dalla in the courts of Jagraon.
- In October 1990, Bhai Sahib looted the weapons storage of Kaunke police station.
- Bhai Sahib and Bhai Chand Singh Nangal (village Nihal Singh Wala) attacked a CRPF checkpoint on 11th December 1990. Till late night, both Jhujaru Singhs continued firing bullets at the checkpoint. Both Jhujaru Singhs escaped in the early hours of 12th
On the morning of 12th December 1990, Bhai Sahib and Bhai Chand Singh Nangal were travelling from village Nihal Singh Wala (Moga). They had just attacked a CRPF checkpoint the night before and the CRPF soldiers were looking for them like dogs, they had activated all their informants and black cats to find the Jhujaru Singhs. Eventually and informant recongnised Bhai Sahib and reported to the local police station, and soon CRPF were onto the Jhujaru Singhs who were travelling on a scooter.
Soon as the Jhujaru Singhs realised CRPF was following him, they got off the scooter on a main road and ran into the nearby sugar cane fields. The Punjab police and CRPF surrounded the fields and a fierce encounter started. This battle lasted for 10 hours, it started at 7 in the morning and continued till 5 in the evening. For the 10 hours, the sons of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj showed their bravery and courage by not letting the enemy come anywhere near them. Then following a plan, the Jhujaru Singhs all of a sudden stopped firing, the CRPF thought that the Singhs had attained martyrdom. The CRPF soldiers went into the fields to search for the Jhujaru Singhs, but soon as they entered the fields, Bhai Sahib and Bhai Chand Singh Nangal opened fire again, killing 6 Indian CRPF soldiers and wounding many others. The remaining CRPF soldiers ran out of the fields trying to save themselves.
When the CRPF couldn’t make any progress in capturing the Jhujaru Singhs dead or alive, they called in bullet proof tractors via their wireless sets. The bullet proof tractors destroyed the sugar cane fields and then the CRPF soldiers set fire to it. After this, the Indian security forces rained thousands of bullets towards the sugar cane fields. Both, Bhai Priwar Singh Dalla and Bhai Chand Singh Nangal became martyrs of Khalistan, fighting till their very last breath.
The bodies of both Shaheed Singhs were cremated at the government cremation grounds of Moga. The family were only given the ashes of these brave Jhujaru Singhs.
AJIT NEWSPAPER – 13th DECEMBER 1990
Chandigarh, 12 December – 6 soldiers and 2 Kharkus killed – (Bagha Purana) – Today afternoon in the Faridkot district, near Nihal Singh Wala village, in a fierce battle in Ransin Khurd village, 3-3 soldiers from CRPF and BSF were killed along with 2 Kharkus. According to the information given, this battle started when the Indian security forces raided sugar cane fields after they were informed that Kharkus were using these fields as their base. In this battle, the commandeering officer of CRPF, Jagjit Singh was wounded. The Kharkus killed are identified as area commander of Khalistan Liberation Force Bhai Chand Singh and Jagraon area commander Kuldeep Singh alias Keepa (this was mistaken identity. This was in fact Bhai Priwar Singh Dalla). Other information, the location of this battle CRPF soldiers confiscated 2 AK47 rifles, big amount of ammunition and 55,000 Rupees in currency notes.
According to information from Moga, DIG Ferozepur Regiment Ajit Singh said, this battle started at 8 o’clock in the morning when soldiers of CRPF and BSF signaled 2 men on a scooter to stop at their checkpoint. These 2 men failed to stop and started shooting at the soldiers. The 2 men then ran into the sugar cane field and the security forces surrounded the fields, DIG and SSP reached the location immediately. After much cross firing, the firing stopped and the soldiers went into the fields. As they entered the fields, the Kharkus opened fire killing 6 of our soldiers. It is understood, that on of the Kharkus had been killed by then. In the battle that ensued after, the second Kharku was also killed.
Information given by the family of Shaheed Bhai Priwar Singh Dalla