Indian spy’s family arrives in Lahore

ISLAMABAD - The family of Indian spy Sarabjit Singh, who was critically wounded by his jail inmates, arrived in Lahore through Wagah Border on Sunday.

By Afzal Khan

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Published: Mon 29 Apr 2013, 9:47 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 3:09 PM

Singh, a death-row prisoner in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail, was attacked by inmates armed with bricks.

He was put on a ventilator as he fights for his life. Doctors of Jinnah Hospital said he was still in coma and not out of danger.

A team of Indian doctors is also accompanying the prisoner’s family, which will determine if the spy should be shifted to a different hospital for better treatment, local media reported.

Singh’s wife told reporters in Lahore that she would like Pakistani authorities to let her spouse be shifted to India for treatment there.

Singh was sentenced to death 16 years ago on charges of espionage and bomb blasts in Lahore and Faisalabad that killed 14 people. Six mercy petitions made to president have been rejected.

In the latest episode, Sarabjit was allegedly threatened by his jail inmates they would take revenge of recent execution of Kashmiri activist, Afzal Guru convicted on attack on the Indian parliament.

Meanwhile, the investigators have quizzed two alleged attackers Mudassar and Aamer Tanba. According to media reports, th

ey confessed that they considered Sarabjit Singh an enemy of Pakistan who spied in this country and killed several people.

They said they were proud of their action and did not regret it, the reports said.

“We came here to see him and to meet him, I have been allowed to stay with him in hospital,” Singh’s sister Dalbir Kaur told reporters. “I will go directly to hospital and will meet him to see his condition and to know whether he needs anything.”

with inputs from AFP

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