Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarabjit Singh, who died in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail three years ago, on Tuesday claimed that as many as 11 Indian prisoners in Lahore jails are in danger.
“I have received information about direction given to the Lahore jail to kill 11 of our prisoners. Mainly two of our prisoners in Pakistan jails are in danger - Kuldeep Kumar from Ahmedabad and Ansari from Maharashtra. The ministry of external affairs must probe this and take strict action. The lives of the 11 Indian prisoners are in danger and efforts should be made to free them,” Kaur told ANI.
“When I heard of Kirpal’s body being brought to India, I was reminded of the time when Sarabjit’s body was brought. It is suspicious why Pakistani prisoners do not die in Lahore jails. I still believe that Kirpal didn’t die of heart attack, the reason is something else. Everything will be cleared in the post-mortem,” she added.
The mortal remains of Kirpal Singh, the Indian prisoner who died under mysterious circumstances in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail, will be brought back to India this afternoon.
Kirpal Singh’s family had on Friday met Union home minister Rajnath Singh to express their concern over the gruesome treatment being meted out to Indians languishing in Pakistani jails.
Kirpal Singh’s family had earlier rejected Pakistan’s claim that he died of a heart attack and demanded a post-mortem to ascertain the true reason behind the sudden death.
Kirpal had allegedly crossed the Attari-Wagah border to enter Pakistan in 1992 and was subsequently sentenced to death in a serial bomb blasts case in Pakistan’s Punjab province.