Sarabjit Singh was under threat; sister Dalbir Kaur had informed Khurshid, Pak authorities
Lahore: The attack on Indian national Sarabjit Singh, who only had three cats for his company, while languishing in Lahore jail, has raised serious doubts on the version. Dalbir Kaur, Sarabjit’s sister told Times Now, “We did tell Pakistan authorities and Salman Khurshid that he is under threat, prisoners threatened him saying 'why should you be alive when Indian government has hung Ajmal Kasab.”
Currently on death row, the isolated Indian prisoner in Pakistan jail was admitted to the ICU at Jinnah Hospital in Lahore. Sarabjit has sustained severe head injuries and jail inmates possibly used bricks to attack him, said reports.
As reported by Times Now, Pakistani government has already started the investigation about the security lapse and five jail officials have been named in the initial investigation.
It is being said that these five inmates could be the same who had threatened him in the past.
Some other reports claim that the attack reportedly occurred while Singh was being moved from one cell to another.
According to initial details, the prisoners injured the Indian prisoner by hitting a brick on his head and hurling other items inside the jail over an argument. Further investigations into the incident are underway.
The prisoners who attacked were identified and sent to separate barracks for interrogation. Initial reports suggested that the five prisoners were also on death row. The jail authorities have not given out any official statements to the media yet.
Pakistani authorities had tightened Sarabjit's security after the execution of Afzal Guru in India, who was convicted of involvement in the 2001 terror attack on the Indian parliament.
According to the prosecution, Sarabjit had illegally crossed into Pakistan from Kasur on August 29, 1990.
His mercy petitions were rejected by the courts and former President Pervez Musharraf. He was arrested on charges of conducting four bomb blasts in Faisalabad, Multan and Lahore. He is named Manjeet Singh in the FIR. He was sentenced to death.
His counsel claimed it was a case of mistaken identity.