Will bring Kirpal Singh's mortal remains back to India: Sushma Swaraj

 External Affair Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday assured the kin of Kirpal Singh, who died under mysterious circumstances in a Lahore jail, that India would get his body back home.

Will bring Kirpal Singh's mortal remains back to India: Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi: External Affair Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday assured the kin of Kirpal Singh, who died under mysterious circumstances in a Lahore jail, that India would get his body back home.

During a meeting with Kirpal Singh`s family members here, Swaraj said the Ministry of External Affairs had sought information from the Pakistan Government on the cause of death and details of the post-mortem report.

Pakistan, however, claimed that Kirpal Singh died of a heart attack.Dalbir Kaur, the sister of Sarabjit Singh, who died in 2013 after he was attacked by two Pakistani prisoners in the Kot Lakhpat Jail, also met Swaraj along with kin of Kirpal Singh.

She said Swaraj assured them that the MEA would look into the matter seriously and added that they trust her.

Meanwhile, Dalbir Kour, along with relatives of Kirpal Singh, will meet Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at 11a.m. at his residence here on Thursday.

"According to Govt of Pakistan, Shri Kirpal Singh died on April 11 at 1455hrs due to heart attack.

We await further details. Our Acting High Commissioner met DG South Asia in the Min of Foreign Affairs & asked for earliest possible repatriation of mortal remains," MEA official spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in a series of tweets.Kirpal Singh`s kin had on Tuesday staged a protest at the Attari border and raised anti-Pakistan slogans near the Integrated Check Post (ICP).

 

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