Shaheed Bhai Jagjeet Singh Changiara | 27 August 1990


Shaheed Bhai Iqbal Singh Alias and Jagjeet Singh Changiara

Bhai Jagjeet Singh Changiara together punished many enemies of the Sikh panth. It is said that Bhai Sahib and Bhai Jagjeet Singh Changiara had made a promise to each other in front of Guru Granth Sahib Ji to attained shaheedi together.

One day Bhai Sahib along with a big group of singhs surrounded the police station of Nihal Singh Wala as Sardar Malkeet Singh was locked up in the same police station. Bhai Sahib was supported by Bhai Jagjeet Singh Changiara, Bhai Chand Singh Nangal, Bhai Mangal Singh Rauta, Bhai Pargat Singh Fauji, Bhai Joga Singh Budhsinghwala, Bhai Chamkaur Singh, Bhai Parivar Singh Dhala and many more singhs were present. Soon as the singhs tried to entered the police station the senior officer shouted that singhs are coming and an encounter started which lasted 2 hours. The police present inside the police station shut their gates and started contacting other Indian security forces through the wireless. Bhai Sahib had done two more similar actions.

In the end Bhai Sahib, Bhai Jagjeet Singh Changiara and Bhai Mangal Singh Rauta were staying at house in the village of Tharaj. An informant had told the police of this and within minutes all three singhs were surrounded by Indian security forces. Bhai Sahib having a bath when a fellow singh informed Bhai Sahib that the CRPF had surrounded them, all singhs then grabbed their assault rifles and shouted war cries of Bole So Nihal Sat Sri Akaal. A fierce encounter started, Bhai Mangal Singh Rauta managed to escape while other singhs continued to battle. Until Bhai Sahib and Bhai Jagjeet Singh Akalian had ammunition they continued to battle the Indian security forces. After 2 hour encounter on 27th August 1990 Bhai Sahib and Bhai Jagjeet Singh Changiara attained shaheedi together and remained true to their promise.