India asks Pakistan to return all personal belongings of Sarabjit

New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): India has asked Pakistan to return all personal belongings of Sarabjit Singh, who was killed in a Lahore jail a few months ago.

Sarabjit's sister Dalbir Kaur had last month requested Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to bring back his belongings from Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail.

Sarabjit was convicted by a Pakistani court after his arrest for alleged terrorism in 1991 and kept in the Pakistani prison till he was attacked by fellow inmates in April. A few days later he died in a hospital in Lahore.

Sarabjit had been on death row since 1991 after he was convicted of espionage and links to a series of bombings in the Punjab province of Pakistan.

Pakistan had accused him of being an Indian spy, and held him guilty of bomb blasts in Lahore and Faisalabad in 1990 that left 14 dead.

His family insisted he was an innocent man who crossed over to Pakistan inadvertently. (ANI)


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