Pak SC may remit Sarabjit`s death sentence: Advocate
Last Updated: Friday, August 14, 2009, 21:29
Amritsar: Supreme Court of Pakistan may remit the death sentence of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh to life imprisonment on humanitarian ground, advocate Owais Sheikh fighting the case of Singh on Friday said.

Talking to media persons here during his visit to the city of Golden Temple, Sheikh said that Supreme Court of Pakistan may take soft views in Sarabjit's case, since Singh had already spent 19 years behind bars.

Sheikh said that recently Pakistan's Supreme Court in its observation had said that prisoners, who were awarded death sentence and had already underwent more than 18 years and more, death sentence could be remitted to life imprisonment.

Singh's lawyer said that Islam also preaches clemency rather than severe punishment and added that initially Sarabjit's name was not mentioned in the FIR and his name was included in the FIR later on later to implicate him in a false case.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, August 14, 2009, 21:29

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