Indian prisoner's death in Pakistan: Kirpal Singh's kin to meet PM Modi, Swaraj today

Two days after the mysterious death of Indian national Kirpal Singh in a Pakistani jail, his family members and Sarabjit Singh's sister Dalbir Kaur will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affair Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi today. 

Updated: Apr 13, 2016, 13:28 PM IST
Indian prisoner's death in Pakistan: Kirpal Singh's kin to meet PM Modi, Swaraj today

New Delhi: Two days after the mysterious death of Indian national Kirpal Singh in a Pakistani jail, his family members and Sarabjit Singh's sister Dalbir Kaur will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affair Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi today. 

Earlier today, Indian envoy in Islamabad on Wednesday met Director General (DG) South Asia in the Pakistan Foreign Ministry to seek detailed information and early transportation of mortal remains of Indian national Kirpal Singh, who died at Lahore's jail on Monday. 

 

According to reports, Indian is in touch with Pakistan's Foreign Ministry and is waiting for the final response from the Foreign Minister office. 

55-year-old Kirpal Singh had been languishing in Pakistani jail for nearly 25 years on spying charges and was found dead in his cell on Monday under mysterious circumstances.

Kirpal Singh had allegedly crossed Wagah border into Pakistan in 1992 and was arrested. He was subsequently sentenced to death in a serial bomb blasts case in Pakistan's Punjab province.

 

Kirpal, who hailed from Gurdaspur, was reportedly acquitted of bomb blast charges by the Lahore High Court but his death sentence could not be commuted due to unknown reasons.

Jagir Kaur, Kirpal's sister, earlier said the family could not raise voice for his release due to financial constraints and no politician came forward to plead his case.

 

On Tuesday, the relatives of Kirpal raised anti-Pakistan slogans near the Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Attari border. Apart from Kirpal's sister Jagir Kaur and his other relatives, also attending the protest was Sarbajit Singh's sister Dalbir Kaur, the Indian death row prisoner who was killed in an attack by fellow prisoners at Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore.

(With PTI inputs)