Send Kirpal’s body at the earliest, Pak told

NEW DELHI:India today asked Islamabad for “earliest possible repatriation” of the mortal remains of Kirpal Singh, an Indian lodged in a Pakistan jail who passed away on Monday.

Send Kirpal’s body at the earliest, Pak told

Sarabjit Singh's sister Dalbir Kaur (C) consoles Kirpal Singh's sister Jagir Kaur and nephew Ashwini Kumar after their meeting with foreign ministry officials in New Delhi on Wednesday. PTI

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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 13

India today asked Islamabad for “earliest possible repatriation” of the mortal remains of Kirpal Singh, an Indian lodged in a Pakistan jail who passed away on Monday.

A spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs today said India’s acting High Commissioner in Islamabad today met the DG (South Asia) in the Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The spokesperson said that according to the Pakistan government, Kirpal died following a heart attack on April 11 at 2.55 pm. “We await further details,” he said. 

Kirpal was alleged to have been involved in a bombing at Pakistan’s Faisalabad railway station in 1991 and was sentenced to death for “spying and terrorism”. In 2013, an Indian jailed in Pakistan, Sarabjit Singh, was attacked by two fellow inmates and he succumbed to his injuries two days later.

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