Body of Indian prisoner Kirpal Singh who died in Pak jail handed over to India
The mortal remains of Kirpal Singh, the Indian prisoner who died under mysterious circumstances in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat Jail, were on Tuesday brought to the Wagah International Border.
Wagah: The mortal remains of Kirpal Singh, the Indian prisoner who died under mysterious circumstances in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat Jail, were on Tuesday brought to the Wagah International Border.
Kirpal Singh's body was handed over to the Indian authorities by the Pakistani officials here. Indian officials who received Kripal Singh's body then took it to the Integrated Check Post (ICP) for documentation and other formalities.
Family members of Kirpal Singh had last week met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to express their concerns over the gruesome treatment meted out to Indians languishing in Pakistani jails.
The Home Minister, after the meeting, assured them that all concerns related to the bringing of the body of Kirpal Singh back from Pakistan will be properly addressed.
External Affair Minister Sushma Swaraj had earlier assured the kin of Kirpal Singh that India would get his body back home.
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 facts behind his sudden death.
"How can we believe that he died of heart attack? His body should be sent to us and post-mortem should be done. We want to know the truth," Singh's nephew had told ANI.
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.