Shaheed Bhai Satnam Singh Chuslewar

Bhindranwala Tigers Force of Khalistan

Bhai Satnam Singh Chuslewar was born on 3rd August 1965, in the house of Sardar Bhan Singh and from the womb of Mata Sawinder Kaur in the village of Chuslewar near Bhikhiwind, district Amritsar. Bhai Sahib was the only brother of 5 sisters, Bibi Kans Kaur, Bibi Bans Kaur, Bibi Kashmir Kaur, Bibi Balvir Kaur and Bibi Rajbir Kaur. Sardar Bhan Singh provided for the family by working at his family farms. Bhai Sahib studied up to 8th class in the local school of the village and then went onto study up to 10th class at a school in a nearby village. After passing his 10th class, Bhai Sahib started his business of selling milk from his own dairy. A year later, as Bhai Sahib was 6ft tall tall and well built, his application for Indian army was accepted and he did service in the army for a year and a half. Bhai Sahib had fully completed his army training, but he did not like the atmosphere and had his name taken of the list. Upon returning home, Bhai Sahib joined the police force and did not make any progress and left this job also. The family then got Bhai Sahib married on, 23rd December 1985 to Bibi Manjit Kaur from the village of Kirthoval near Harike. Bibi Manjit Kaur gave birth to 2 sons of Bhai Sahib, Bhai Gursharan Singh and Bhai Gurpreet Singh.

After getting married Bhai Sahib started working at a medical surgery and in the 2 years he worked here Bhai Sahib had learnt everything about being a doctor. Bhai Sahib later opened his own surgery in the village of Bahmaniwal, and it was from here Bhai Sahib picked up the nickname of doctor, doctor. Bhai Sahib ran this surgery for roughly another 2 years, it was during this time Bhai Sahib came in contact with Jhujaru Singhs who’d come to him for treatment and medicines. Bhai Sahib also wanted to contribute to the Sikh freedom movement. In the year of 1988, Bhai Sahib finally joined the Jhujaru Singhs and started doing actions against the enemies of the Sikh panth. At first Bhai Sahib joined the Jhujaru Singhs under the command of Baba Gurbachan Singh Manochahal of Bhindranwala Tigers Force of Khalistan. Then short time after, Bhai Sahib did actions under the command of Bhai Sukhwinder Singh Sangha also BTFK. It was under the orders of BTFK high command Bhai Sahib attacked the BSF base in the Patti area. Once Bhai Sahib and fellow Jhujaru Singhs were surrounded by BSF soldiers in the village of Burhchand, a fierce encounter started between the 2 sides. In this battle, Bhai Dilbagh Singh from the village of Wadhi Padhri, Bhai Kaan Singh from the village of Maniala, Bhai Nirvair Singh from village of Bheni and Bhai Kulwant Singh from the village of Musse attained martyrdom. In this battle against thousands of BSF soldiers, Bhai Sahib managed to escape with small injuries. After the martyrdom of Bhai Sukhwinder Singh Sangha, Bhai Rashpal Singh Chhandran was made the Chief of Bhindranwala Tigers Force of Khalistan and Bhai Sahib was made the Lt. General.

Bhai Sahib fulfilled every order of the BTFK high command and completed every action with upmost bravery and without fear. Due to progress of Bhai Sahib within the movement the Punjab police put a reward of 5 Lakh Rupees on his head. Bhai Sahib also took interest in helping the community, Bhai Sahib would help poor families and protect the weak. In his village of Chuslewar, with the support of the local Sangat, Bhai Sahib made a Gurudwara in memory of Baba Charan Singh. Bhai Sahib also helped get girls from poor families married. Bhai Sahib treated people of all religions equally. Bhai Sahib also provided protection to Hindu families. Once a Hindu by the name of Madan Lal of Chuslewar had been kidnapped by the Bhai Nishan Singh Makhu of Khalistan Liberation Force for being a police tout. Bhai Sahib was approached by the family of Madan Lal, upon hearing their side Bhai Sahib went to Bhai Nishan Singh Makhu and vouched of Madan Lal. Bhai Nishan Singh allowed the Madan Lal to return home and after this, if any report came to from Chuslewar, he would speak to Bhai Sahib first.

On 4th September 1991, Bhai Sahib and fellow Jhujaru Singhs went to the village of Lohake, to kidnap a fake Baba and a police tout by the name of Baba Toti. After kidnapping the target, Bhai Sahib and group went towards the village of Shahabajpur. By this time the police had also been informed about the location of Bhai Sahib. The Punjab police and BSF were following the Jhujaru Singhs and Bhai Sahib realised they were being followed. The van the Jhujaru Singhs were travelling in got stuck in mud near the village of Dyal Rajpura. Soon the police also approached the location and Bhai Sahib along with fellow Jhujaru Singhs abandoned the van and ran with their assault rifles into the sugar cane field. The Indian security forces in their thousands surrounded the sugar cane fields and a fierce battle started between the enemies of the Sikhs and the defenders of the Sikhs. This battle last for over 60 hours and caused heavy loss to the Indian security forces. In the end Bhai Sahib and 7 fellow Jhujaru Singhs attained martyrdom in one of the fierce encounters of Khalistan history. The Indian security forces used their personal into their thousands in this battle and still extremely struggle to control the 8 sons of Sikh panth. After the martyrdom of Bhai Sahib the locals gathered and protested for the bodies to be given to the families, but the cremation of Bhai Sahib was done by the family in Patti under the heavy presence of Punjab police.

Information given by the family of Shaheed Bhai Satnam Singh Chuslewar