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Sarabjit’s family knocks on Obama door

The family of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian sentenced to death in Pakistan for allegedly triggering explosions, on Saturday appealed to US President Barack Obama to use his influence for saving him from the gallows and securing his release.

delhi Updated: Jan 03, 2010 00:48 IST

The family of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian sentenced to death in Pakistan for allegedly triggering explosions, on Saturday appealed to US President Barack Obama to use his influence for saving him from the gallows and securing his release.

Singh’s sister Dalvir Kaur, his Pakistani lawyer Awais Sheikh and Supreme Court advocate Surat Singh, who claims to be a classmate of Obama, said they would approach Obama soon in this regard.

Sarbjit was sentenced to death by a special anti-terrorist court of Pakistan in 1991 for allegedly engineering blasts in Pakistan. The Lahore High Court and the Pakistan Supreme Court upheld the sentence.

He has now filed a mercy petition before the Pakistan president that awaits a decision.

At a press conference here along with the other two persons, Singh said he would represent Sarabjit’s case through Elina Kagen, the US Solicitor General.

The trio appealed to the international community, particularly the US president, to put moral pressure on Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari before whom Sarabjit’s mercy petition is pending.