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Lahore high court permits sister to meet Sarabjit

Bringing smiles to the family of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, the Lahore high court on Wednesday gave permission to Dalbir Kaur to meet her imprisoned brother Sarabjit in the Kot Lakhpat jail on Thursday.

india Updated: Jun 15, 2011 18:10 IST
Aseem Bassi

Bringing smiles to the family of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, the Lahore high court on Wednesday gave permission to Dalbir Kaur to meet her imprisoned brother Sarabjit in the Kot Lakhpat jail on Thursday.

Dalbir Kaur had crossed over to Pakistan to meet her brother on June 6 but after continuous requests, the authorities there had not permitted her to meet her brother in the jail.

She had been making consistent efforts but the authorities their had failed to give her positive response.

Reacting to this, Dalbir Kaur had moved an application against the jail superintendent in the Lahore high court.

The court, which heard the application on Wednesday morning, permitted Dalbir Kaur to visit Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail to meet her brother at 11:00 am on Thursday.

It is also learnt that the court has also allowed Dalbir Kaur to meet her brother on return as well. This entire development has left the family here in India a happy lot.

Talking to HT, elder daughter of Sarabjit, Swapandeep Kaur said, “I have a got a phone call and my aunt informed me over this. The grant of permission has got everybody home in a very good mood. There were various doubts going on in mind as the Pakistan government was not allowing the meeting in the jail.”

On a question, Swapandeep said, “I have told my aunt that she must encourage my father and tell him not worry. We are fighting for the release of my father and hope all goes well.”

Sarabjit Singh, who hails from the border village of Bhikhiwind has been languishing in Pakistani jails for the past two decades.

The Pakistan government has accused Sarabjit of involvement in bomb blasts that led to the killing of 14 people. Sarabjit currently faces death row and his family is requesting Pakistan government to release him.