LAHORE: Sarabjit Singh, an Indian spy convicted of carrying out multiple bombings in Pakistan, passed away at Jinnah Hospital late on Wednesday night.
Sarabjit was critically injured in a brawl with two fellow inmates at Kot Lakhpat Jail a couple of days ago. He was imprisoned in Pakistan since 1990. The spy breathed his last just as his family returned to India via the Wagah Border earlier in the day after doctors told them that Sarabjit was “brain dead”.A visibly distraught Sarabjit’s sister Dalbir Kaur told reporters at Wagah border that she was returning to India to take care of Sarabjit’s children. She demanded that Pakistan should hold an enquiry as to how Sarabjit’s security was compromised and he was subsequently attacked with bricks and iron rods.
“If the attack was planned by the government itself then there is no need for an enquiry. But if Sarabjit was attacked without the knowledge of the authorities then an enquiry is definitely needed.”In a meeting with the Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary on Wednesday, the Indian High Commissioner had requested that Sarabjit Singh be immediately released on “humanitarian and sympathetic” grounds.
India also proposed that Pakistan could also send Sarabjit to a third country for medical treatment.“We are concerned at the condition of Sarabjit Singh indicated by reports made available by doctors treating him in Jinnah Hospital,” a statement issued by the Indian External Affairs Ministry had said. – PT