Gopal Dass, who was released by the Pakistan government in April 2011 after 27 years in jail on espionage charges, is convinced there was a “deep conspiracy” by terrorist outfits to kill Sarabjit Singh.
“Sarabjit Singh was killed as part of a deep conspiracy by terrorist outfits in connivance with Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Rai jail staff,” he said.
Jail inmates attack only personal enemies and not strangers, according to him.
He also thinks Sarabjit died on the day of the attack. He said it was a matter to be probed how a prisoner on the death sentence and kept in solitary confinement could be attacked like this.
He feared that the lives of hundreds of other Indian prisoners in Pakistan jail were under threat because of the hanging of Ajmal Kasab, one of the 10 who attacked Mumbai in November 2008, and Afzal Guru, implicated in the Parliament attack of 2001.
Kramat Rahi, released by the Pakistan government in May 2005 after he had undergone 18 years of imprisonment, is surprised as to how the shackles of the prisoners were removed by the jail authorities.
A chained prisoner could not carry out a fatal attack, he said.