Police claimed that the accused was involved in more than 50 cases pertaining to terror related activities, murder of police officers, and bank dacoities in Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh during the 1980s.
While the papers do not shed any further light on alleged British involvement in the army operation at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, they reflect a preoccupation with not upsetting then Rajiv Gandhi led government in order to secure lucrative trade deals.
The report claims that the then British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, had sent an SAS officer to advise Indian Army ahead of the operation at the Sikh shrine in June 1984 and "demonstrated Britain's complete support for a military solution".
Many Sikh soldiers had quit their barracks as soon as the Army began Operation Blue Star in 1984. Some of these soldiers were killed in their attempt to move towards Golden Temple. Many who survived quit the Army
On Tuesday, an Akhand Path will begin inside Blue Star Memorial Gurdwara which will lead to commencement of construction of the gallery from Thursday, the day the uninterrupted recitation of Guru Granth Sahib will end. It was constructed inside Golden Temple premises in 2013.