Shocked with the letter from Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh that he was being mentally tortured and ill-treated in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail, his sister Dalbir Kaur has demanded that the Centre send a delegation to Pakistan to look into his plight.
Awais Sheikh, Sarabjit’s lawyer, brought two handwritten letters from him; one addressed to Dalbir and the other to Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
In his letter to Dalbir and his family, Sarabjit said his health was worsening and he was not being treated well in jail. He was also being given poor quality of food, wrote Sarabjit. The prisoner also suspected that there was some “conspiracy” against him.
In the other letter, Sarabjit has appealed to Sonia Gandhi that if there hindrances were likely in his release, visas be arranged for his sister, wife Sukhpreet Kaur and children, so that they could meet him in jail.
“The Indian government should send a team to Pakistan so that Sarabjit can be saved from torture,” Dalbir said. “I also appeal to Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari to intervene so that my brother is not mistreated in jail. I request Zardari to grant visas to our family. Sarabjit has suffered a lot in jail; let him be released now.”