Sarabjit Singh

Motive was to kill Sarabjit, say doctors

Sarabjit-SinghAmritsar, May 3 : Refuting the theory put up by Pakistani authorities that Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh was fatally injured in a "scuffle" of prisoners, Indian doctors who conducted a second autopsy on him Friday said that the brutal assault was with the "motive to kill".

"The main motive was to kill the person. The face of the skull was completely smashed. Rather it was in two pieces. He died from massive head injuries," Gurjit Singh Mann, head of a medical panel of the Amritsar Medical College which conducted the second post-mortem examination after Sarabjit's body arrived in India, told media here.


Sarabjit Singh cremated amid tears

Sarabjit-Singh1Bhikiwind (Punjab), May 3 : Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner who died after a murderous attack in a Lahore jail, was cremated at his hometown here Friday amid jostling crowds of tearful mourners.

His sister Dalbir Kaur lit the pyre as thousands of people gathered to pay their last respects to the man, a condemned terrorist in Pakistan and a martyr in India who was given a state funeral.


Sarabjit's death blot on India's reputation: Uddhav Thackeray

Uddhav-ThackerayMumbai, May 3 : The death of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh following a murderous assault in a Lahore jail was a "blot" on India's reputation, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said Friday.

"Sarabjit Singh was killed inside a high-security Pakistani jail. It means that Pakistan wanted him killed. Earlier, Chamel Singh was similarly killed and recently Pakistani soldiers mutiliated two of our soldiers on the border," Thackeray said in an editorial in party mouthpiece "Saamana".


Send Sarajbit to third country for treatment

Sarabjit-SinghNew Delhi, May 1 : Expressing concern at death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh's deteriorating condition, India has proposed to Pakistan to send him to a third country for "proper treatment" and said "every endeavour" should be made to save his life.

"We are concerned at the condition of Shri Sarabjit Singh indicated by reports made available by doctors treating him in Jinnah Hospital," said a statement issued here by the external affairs ministry.


India has not been firm with Pakistan: Sushma Swaraj

Sushma-SwarajNew Delhi, April 30 : As the family of Indian death row prisoner in Pakistan Sarabjit Singh said he was "clinically dead", opposition leader Sushma Swaraj Tuesday slammed the government for not dealing with Islamabad "firmly".

"Whatever happened with Sarabjit in Pakistan, India has not talked as firmly with them (Pakistan government) as we should have," she said in response to a question.


Pakistan panel to decide whether Sarabjit will go abroad

Sarabjit-SinghIslamabad, April 29 : A panel of experts will decide whether Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who suffered grievous injuries in an attack in Kot Lakhpat jail, should be sent abroad or a foreign neurosurgeon called here, a media report said Monday.

The four-member panel of experts has been constituted to decide on the treatment of Sarabjit Singh who is currently admitted in the ICU of a Lahore hospital.

Geo News quoted sources as saying that the principal of the Lahore Jinnah Hospital, Mahmood Shaukat, would head the four-member panel of experts.


Attack on Sarabjit Singh very sad: PM

Manmohan-Singh1New Delhi, April 27 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the murderous attack on Indian death row prisoner in Pakistan Sarabjit Singh was "very sad".

"Yes, it is very sad, some inmates attacked him in jail. I think that is a very sad development," Manmohan Singh told reporters on the sidelines of a function at Rashtrapati Bhawan here.


Sarabjit Singh continues to be critical

sarabjeet-singhNew Delhi, April 27 : Indian death row prisoner in Pakistan, Sarabjit Singh, who was admitted to a Lahore hospital after a murderous attack on him in Kot Lakhpat jail, continues to be in coma and on ventilator support, officials said Saturday.

"Doctors attending to Sarabjit Singh informed Indian officials that he is in coma, on ventilator and receiving in-vitro drip," External Affairs Ministry Spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said on twitter.


Indian on Pakistani death row allowed to meet lawyer

Indian on Pakistani death row allowed to meet lawyer  Lahore, Oct 27 : Lahore High Court has allowed Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner on death row in Pakistan on terrorism charges, a meeting with his lawyer, a media report said Tuesday.

The court gave Sarabjit's lawyer Owais Sheikh permission to meet him in the presence of a representative of the special branch of the police.    

Sheikh said he was not allowed to meet Sarabjit despite court orders and had filed a petition against Punjab Interior Secretary and Superintendent of Kot Lakhpat jail where Sarabjit is lodged.


Sarabjit Singh’s family to take Vastu Shastra’s help for his release

Sarabjit Singh’s family to take Vastu Shastra’s help for his releaseBhikhiwind (Punjab). Aug. 22 : The family of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian citizen on death row for last 19 years in Pakistan for his alleged involvement in bomb blasts incidents, had an unusual visitor on Saturday who suggested he could be released if certain corrective measures were undertaken in his native house’s basic design.


“Save Sarabjit” movement intensifies

“Save Sarabjit” movement intensifiesWagah/Amritsar, Aug. 14 : To give a fillip to the "Save Sarabjit" movement, eminent film maker Mahesh Bhatt on Friday said that there is a tremendous need to build a pressure group to save Sarabjit from the death sentence that has been handed down to him by Pakistan''s Supreme Court.

He was addressing a press conference at Amritsar along with Awais Sheikh, Pakistani advocate of Sarabjit Singh.

Bhatt said: "when Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarbjit tied Rakhis on his wrist, I promised her to help her in this case up to end".


Sarabjit''s ex lawyer asks Zardari to pardon him

Sarabjit''s ex lawyer asks Zardari to pardon himIslamabad, June 27 : A former lawyer who represented Sarabjit Singh, the Indian on death row in Pakistan, has appealed to Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari to either pardon him or commute his death sentence to life imprisonment.

Rana Abdul Hamid said Zardari should act on the several mercy petitions that were pending before him.

"We filed a mercy petition in 2006. There are also appeals from the Indian government, Sarabjit''s family and other persons," Hamid said.


Pak death row inmate Sarabjit Singh gets a new lawyer

Pak death row inmate Sarabjit Singh gets a new lawyerLahore, June 27 : Indian national Sarabjit Singh, who has been on death row in Pakistan since 1991 for his alleged involvement in bomb attacks in 1990, has been given a new lawyer to represent him.

Lawyer Owif Sheikh will now fight Sarabjit''s case and will be filing an appeal to the court.

This move comes after Sarabjit''s lawyer Rana Abdul Hamid failed to appear for Sarabjit''s hearing on June 24.


Rejection of Sarabjeet’s mercy plea in Pakistan saddens family at home

Rejection of Sarabjeet’s mercy plea in Pakistan saddens family at homeAmritsar, June 24 : A pall of gloom descended over the family of Sarabjeet Singh, the Indian national facing gallows in Pakistani jails for 18 years, on Wednesday after learning that the Pakistan's apex court has rejected his mercy plea.

Pakistan''s Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal by Sarabjeet Singh's lawyer seeking a review of a death sentence imposed on him for spying and carrying out bombings in the 1990s in Pakistan.


Former head of Punjab Police cherishes collecting war medals

Former head of Punjab Police cherishes collecting war medalsChandigarh, May 22 : Sarabjit Singh, who has been former Director General of Police from Punjab, has developed a special interest in collecting war medals.

The fascination to collect war medals started in 2001, when one day he happened to juggle through some medals at an antique shop. Since then there was no looking back.

Today, the 65-year-old Sarabjit Singh continue his deep interest in collecting medals.


Sarabjit's death sentence may be converted to life imprisonment

Sarabjit's death sentence may be converted to life imprisonmentLahore, Jan. 3: Pakistan may give some relief to the Indian national allegedly involved in the Faisalabad and Multan bomb attacks, by converting his death sentence into life imprisonment.

Pakistan's Law Minister Farooq H Naek sent a message to the Interior Ministry, urging it to commute the death penalty of Sarabjit Singh into a life sentence, The News reports.


Sarbjit Singh’s family hopes to celebrate Diwali together at home

US ashamed over killing of Sikhs in hate crime in America: US EmbassyAmritsar, October 6 : Family of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner in Pakistan jail on death roll, is eagerly looking forward to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, together in India.

Despite the meeting of Pakistani Law minister, Farooq H. Naek, with Sarabjit Singh at Lahore''s Kot Lakhpat Jail on Monday, there is uncertainty about his future.


Pak law minister says Sarabjit won’t be pardoned if found guilty

Lahore, Oct 6: Pak law minister says Sarabjit won’t be pardoned if found guiltySarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner in Pakistan whom his family claims has been a victim of mistaken identity, will not be pardoned if found guilty, said Pakistan Law Minister Farooq H. Naek who is expected to him today at Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail.

The Ministry of Law and Human Rights would review the case of Sarabjit Singh according to the law and Constitution and “he would not be pardoned if found guilty”, said Naek while briefing press persons at the Regional Directorate of Human Rights.


Pak HR minister Farooq Naek to meet Sarabjit Singh in jail on Monday

Sarabjit SinghLahore, Oct 3: Pakistan’s Law and Human Rights Minister Farooq H. Naek will meet Indian national Sarabjit Singh, who has been lodged in Lahore’s Kotlakhpat Jail for more than a decade.

The meeting is seen as a bid to review Singh’s mercy case, who is facing death sentence over his alleged role in Lahore blasts in 1990 in which several people were killed. The Pakistan’s Supreme Court and former President Pervez Musharraf have already rejected his mercy pleas.


Sarabjit Singh may not benefit from Pak’s remission policy on death sentences

Islamabad, June 23 : Sarabjit Singh may not benefit from Pak’s remission policy on death sentencesSarabjit Singh, an Indian national facing death sentence in Pakistan, is not expected to benefit from the recent proposal from Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani to commute death sentences of thousands of prisoners into life imprisonment. Gilani has made the proposal to President Pervez Musharraf, who is yet to take a decision on it.

Sources in the country’s interior ministry said that Sarabjit case was different from others’ as he was involved in terrorism and espionage.


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