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Lahore HC panel visits Sarabjitís cell, interviews prisoners

Lahore, June 9
A judicial commission of the Lahore High Court visited Sarabjit Singhís cell in Kot Lakhpat Jail and interviewed prisoners as part of its probe into the brutal murder of the Indian death row convict.

Justice Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi, head of the commission, collected the complete record of Sarabjit from prison officials.

Registrar Bushra Zaman of the high court told reporters that the commission had interviewed some prisoners about the incident and gathered complete records of the case.

The commission had already issued notices to Sarabjitís family through the Foreign Ministry to record their statements and produce any evidence they had regarding the incident, Zaman said. Local witnesses have been summoned on June 10 to record their statements.

The commission will unearth facts at the earliest in view of the importance of the matter, she said.

The commission will also interview the two prisoners arrested for attacking Sarabjit, jail officials and witnesses before finalising its report.

Five to six prisoners had brutally assaulted Sarabjit in a well-coordinated attack on April 26. After being comatose for nearly a week, Sarabjit died at Jinnah Hospital in Lahore on May 2.

Police registered a murder case against two death row prisoners Amer Aftab and Mudassar for allegedly assaulting Sarabjit. ó PTI

  • The commission will ascertain the facts in view of the importance of the matter
  • It will interview the prisoners held for attacking Sarabjit, jail officials and witnesses
  • Five to six prisoners had brutally assaulted Sarabjit on April 26
  • After being comatose for a week, Sarabjit died at Jinnah Hospital in Lahore on May 2

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