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Sarabjit Singh`s kin given LPG distributorship

Last Updated: Friday, October 4, 2013 - 16:33

New Delhi: The wife and daughter of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian national who died following an attack in a Lahore jail a few months back, have been given LPG distributorship by an oil company.

The government has given Indian Oil LPG distributorship to Sarabjit`s wife Sukhpreet Kaur and daughter Poonam Kaur on compassionate grounds, official sources said.

Another of Sarabjit`s daughters, Swapandeep Kaur, has already been appointed as a naib tehsildar (revenue official) by Punjab government.

Sarabjit was convicted by a Pakistani court following his arrest on terror charges in 1991.

He was being held in Pakistan`s infamous Kot Lakhpat jail where he was attacked by fellow inmates in April this year. Severely injured in the attack, Sarabjit died a few days later at a Lahore hospital.

India had been maintaining that Sarabjit, a farmer based in a village situated along the border, had strayed into Pakistan in an inebriated condition.


First Published: Friday, October 4, 2013 - 16:33
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