Jagtar Singh Hawara is a member of Babbar Khalsa. Babbar Khalsa. Jagtar Singh Hawara is also considered a freedom fighter among the supporters of the Khalistan movement.
He is a Sikh and belongs to Hawara village in Fatehgarh Sahib. His father died in 1991. His mother’s name is Narinder Kaur.
He is one of the main accused in the assassination of the Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh. He was accused of the murder of a granthi (Sikh priest) of Muktsar at the age of 15 but was later acquitted. Hawara came back into limelight, in 2004, when he escaped from maximum security jailat Burail, along with 2 other Sikh prisoners by digging a 90 feet tunnel with his bare hands (Jagtar Singh Tara & Paramjit Singh Bheora), the third one was a cook