Sister seeks intl pressure on Pak for Sarabjit`s release

Sister of Sarabjit Singh, who is facing death sentence in Pakistan for a string of bomb blasts in 1990s, sought international pressure on the neighbouring country for her brother`s release.

Last Updated: Jan 19, 2011, 00:51 AM IST

Jalandhar: Sister of Sarabjit Singh, who is
facing death sentence in Pakistan for a string of bomb blasts
in 1990s, on Tuesday sought international pressure on the
neighbouring country for her brother`s release.

"I have talked to various delegates who have come to
attend the Punjab NRI Summit-2011 here for the release of my
brother," Sarabjit`s sister Dalbir Kaur said.

"I met Virender Sharma, Indian-origin Labor Party MP, and
also talked to Ruby Dhala, a Canadian lawmaker, over the
phone...I also mailed my appeal to Sukh Dhaliwal, four-time
Canadian MP of Indian origin," she said here.

She said Sarabjit was implicated in the case. The actual
culprit is alleged fraudster Manjeet Singh.

"In fact, Manjeet had committed the offence for which
Sarabjit was made a scapegoat," Kaur said.

Manjeet Singh was arrested by Panchkula Police in Haryana
last year in a fraud case. After his arrest, Kaur had alleged
he was behind the bomb blasts in Pakistan and her brother`s
case was that of a mistaken identity.

The lawyer of Sarabjit, who is languishing in a Pakistani
prison, had said he had filed a fresh mercy petition
contending his client`s case was that of a mistaken identity
and Manjeet was behind the bomb blasts.

PTI