Kirpal Singh's death: Indian envoy meets top Pakistan official, seeks early transportation of mortal remains​

The Indian government today asked its acting High Commissioner in Islamabad to seek meeting with Pakistan Foreign Office in connection with Kirpal Singh's death. 

Kirpal Singh's death: Indian envoy meets top Pakistan official, seeks early transportation of mortal remains​

New Delhi: The 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. 

"The acting High Commissioner in Islamabad has been instructed to seek a meeting at highest possible level in the Pakistan's Foreign Office today to seek early transportation of his mortal remains. He will also seek information on the cause of Kirpal Singh's death and post-mortem report," External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup had tweeted today morning.

"He will also ask for official information on the cause of death, postmortem report etc," he added.

 

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

Kirpal Singh, an Indian convict on death row, arrested by Pakistan authorities on spying and terror charges in 1992, died under mysterious circumstances in Pakistan jail on Monday. Singh's family has alleged foul play in his death and has requested Indian government to approach the Pakistan High Commission for an impartial probe into the matter.

According to Kirpal Singh's family, he has been murdered under a conspiracy identical to that under which another Indian prisoner Sarabit Singh was killed in the same jail three years back in 2013. "What happened with Sarabjit Singh in 2013, the same has happened with Kirpal Singh under a conspiracy," Sarabjit's sister Dalbir Kaur claimed. 

Singh's family have pleaded with the Pakistan and Indian authorities to send his body home so that they could perform his last rites.

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