PREM SINGHPREM SINGH, commandant in the Sikh forces demobilized after the first AngloSikh war, joined Bhai Maharaj singh (d. 1856) in a bid to raise the standard of revolt against the British. After Sikhs` defeat in the second AngloSikh war early in 1849, he along with Maharaj Singh escaped to Jammu from where they shifted to Suhival, near Batala, sometime in July/August 1849. Here it was planned to get Maharaja Duleep Singh released from the British who, it was rumoured, were soon going to take him out of the Punjab. Prem Singh was one of a group of 20 men chosen to carry out the plan, which however aborted. Prem Singh along with most of his companions was arrested.
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