‘Indian spy’ Karamat Rahi, who died due to illness on Thursday, was cremated in Khera village near Batala on Thursday evening by his family after they received compensation assurance of additional deputy commissioner (ADC) Gurdaspur JS Grewal.
Ranjit Rahi, son of the deceased, told Hindustan Times the civil administration had assured them in writing that Karamat will be tagged as a national hero and his family members will be given job and compensation by the government, after which they agreed to cremate his body.
Notably, Karamat was fighting a legal battle against the Indian government from the last 10 years demanding compensation for himself but it fell on deaf ears.
Karamat had been in Kot Lakhpat Jail, Pakistan for eighteen years and had returned back to India in 2005. For the next ten years, he fought the legal battle and died on Thursday due to illness.