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Sarabjit Singh’s kin to get petrol pump

Sarabjit Singh’s kin to get petrol pump

sarabjeetNEW DELHI: the govt has approved a proposal to offer a petroleum pump or cookery gas business to the widow of Sarabjit Singh, the alleged Indian spy who died during a Pakistani jail when being viciously abused by inmates in April.

The Cabinet approved the proposal — called for at the bidding of oil minister M Veerappa Moily — on Thursday. The pump, or the franchise, would be collectively registered within the name of Sarabjits’ widow Sukhpreet Kaur and one in all the daughters, Poonam Kaur.

Sarabjit’s other girl, Swapandeep Kaur, has already been given employment within the Punjab revenue department. IndianOil Corporation would determine an acceptable choice and build the outlet or franchise. the corporate may additionally hand one in all its own retailers to the family.

Sarabjit was lodged in Pakistani jail since 1991. The Pakistani government charged him with being an Indian spy and therefore the courts there condemned him during a 1990 serial bombing case.

But both Sarbjit and therefore the Indian government maintained that he was a farmer from a border village in Punjab and had strayed into Pakistani territory in an drunk state.

Sarabjit’s lawyers filed mercy petitions on his behalf, dispute that he has been in jail for twenty two years for a criminal offense he had not committed. On June 26, 2012, it absolutely was reported that Pakistan’s president had pardoned him on the idea of his petition filed on might twenty eight, 2012. However, 5 hours later, the pardon was revoked and therefore the government processed that another unfortunate person, Surjeet Singh, had been pardoned and not Sarabjit.

While in jail in Apr 2013, he was attacked by fellow inmates and died six days later at Lahore’s Muhammad Ali Jinnah Hospital.


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