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Security beefed up for Sarabjit, commandos deployed

punjab Updated: Apr 27, 2013 10:44 IST
Aseem Bassi
Aseem Bassi
Hindustan Times
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As Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh battles for life after a deadly assault by fellow inmates in Lahore Jail, the Pakistani doctors today say that they will not be able to perform surgery on him till his condition stabilises.

The report sent by the team of Indian High Commission in hospital says that after the attack, the security of Sarabjit Singh has been beefed up and commandos along with the local police have been deployed at Lahore’s Jinnah Hospital.

The report sent to the family through vice-chairman National Commission for SC/ST Dr Raj Kumar Verka mentions that Sarabjit is currently on ventilator and a medical board has been formed to keep a close eye on his health.

Due to the brutal attack, Sarabjit has suffered serious injuries on head, swelling on face and cuts on few places, including abdomen.

Meanwhile, immediate visa for Pakistan, family of Sarabjit rushed to Amritsar and were in touch with the High Commission.

"We are worried and news coming from across the border is scaring us. We want to leave for Pakistan immediately to take care of him, said Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarabjit.

Stressing that despite threats, no measures were taken to save Sarabjit, Swapandeep Kaur, elder sister of Sarabjit said: "Ever since Afzal Guru was hanged, my father was getting threats in Pakistani jail and an inmate had even told that he will stab my father. We raised the issue with the government but nothing has been done."

The elder daughter demanded that "My father has been in jail since 22 years. After this brutal attack, I just want that he must be sent home on humanitarian grounds."

My father has been attacked under a planned conspiracy, the daughter added.