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Timeline in Sarabjit Singh’s case

delhi Updated: Jun 26, 2012 20:34 IST

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After being on the death row for 20 years over bombing charges, Indian national Sarabjit Singh is being released with Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on June 26, 2012 commuting his death sentence. Here's the timeline of the case.

Aug 30, 1990: Sarabjit Singh arrested at Kasur border for illegally crossing the India-Pakistan border.

October 3, 1991: Sarabjit Singh sentenced to death on October 3, 1991 for bomb blasts in Lahore and Multan killing 14 people.

December 27, 2001: Pakistan high court dismissed his appeal.

2007: The Supreme Court of Pakistan confirmed his death sentence.

April 30, 2008: Sarabjit’s execution was fixed for this date but was indefinitely deferred by intervention of the Pakistan Prime Minister.

June 24, 2009: His review petition was dismissed by the Supreme Court on default on non-appearance of lawyer.

May 28, 2012: Sarabjit filed fifth mercy petition before the Pakistan President.

June 26, 2012: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari pardons Sarabjit, converting his death sentence to life imprisonment paving way for his release from Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore.