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‘His life was at threat post Afzal,Kasab hangings’

She said she had approached the Indian authorities but no action was taken.

The sister of Indian national Sarabjit Singh Friday termed the attack on him in a Lahore jail as a conspiracy” and said that she had “expressed fear” that he would be “attacked by the jail inmates who had been threatening him ever since Afzal Guru and Ajmal Kasab were hanged”. She said she had approached the Indian authorities but no action was taken.

“Sarabjit had told his counsel in Pakistan Awais Sheikh that inmates at Kot Lakhpat jail had threatened to kill him saying that his country (India) had hanged (Parliament attack convict) Afzal Guru and (Mumbai attacks convict) Ajmal Kasab,” Dalbir Kaur said.

She rued that despite taking up the matter at the highest level,“unfortunately nobody bothered to save the life of my brother who is battling with death in hospital”.

“I had taken up the matter of Sarabjit’s security in Pakistan with President,Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur and External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and others,” Kaur said adding “nobody was bothered.”

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“This is a conspiracy against my brother,” she said,adding she was informed about the attack on Sarabjit by a mediaperson from Pakistan.

She urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and other leaders to “direct the Indian High Commission” to visit Sarabjit in hospital. She also requested the Indian leadership to arrange visas for her and her family immediately so that they can visit him.

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