Court acquits suspects involved in Indian spy’s murder

Parvez Jabri December 16, 2018

LAHORE: A sessions court on Saturday acquitted two suspects involved in the murder of Indian spy Sarabjit Singh.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Moin Khokhar acquitted the suspects after all the witnesses retracted from their statements in the case.

According to the prosecution, the suspects- Amir and Muddasir Munir- were fellow prisoners of Singh and had allegedly tortured him to death inside Kot Lakhpat Jail, in 2013.

The accused were tried through video link from the Kot Lakhpat Jail as they were not produced in the court due to security reasons.

Kot Lakhpat police had registered a case against the suspects under Section 324/34 (planned attempted murder in group) of Pakistan Penal Code on the complaint of the then superintendent Kot Lakhpat jail.

It is pertinent to mention that Singh suffered severe head injuries after being assaulted and remained admitted to Jinnah Hospital for five days before death.

Singh had illegally crossed into Pakistan on Aug 29, 1990. He was arrested on charges of carrying out four bombings in Faisalabad, Multan and Lahore which killed 14 Pakistani citizens. He was later sentenced to death. His mercy petitions were rejected by the courts and then President Pervez Musharraf.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2018

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