Amritsar: Dalbi Kaur, the sister of alleged Indian spy Sarabjit Singh, who died at Pakistan’s Kot Lakhpat jail three years back, on Monday met Jagir Kaur, sister of another Indian convict Kirpal Singh, who died under similar circumstances at Pakistan jail on Sunday.
Dalbir met Kirpal Singh’s kin to offer condolence over his death. Later, they left for Delhi to meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh to seek his intervention in bringing back Singh’s body from Pakistan. The sisters, along with few other relatives, staged a demonstration against Pakistan near the Integrated Check Post at Attari.
“Both Sarabjit and Kirpal were lodged in adjoining cells at Kot Lakhpat jail. Kirpal knew the truth behind Sarabjit’s death. If Pakistan authorities had set him free, he would have revealed what actually happened with Sarabjit three years back in Pakistan”, TOI quoted Dalbir as saying.
Kirpal Singh, 55, died under mysterious circumstances at Pakistan’s Kot Lakhpat jail. Pakistan authorities, however, have ruled out any foul play and have claimed that Kirpal complained of chest pain after which he was admitted to a hospital where he was declared dead.
Kirpal had been serving in Pakistan jail since 1992 and was arrested by Pakistan authorities on the charges of spying and terror. He was first sentenced to death, however, his punishment was later reduced to 20 years in prison. His family had all these years been asking Indian as well as Pakistan government to set him free.