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Two on death row in Pak jail charged with Sarabjit’s murder

During the proceedings, copies of the chargesheet were handed over to both the accused.

Updated: January 18, 2014 11:59:53 pm

Two death row prisoners have been indicted in Pakistan for the murder of Indian national Sarabjit Singh at a jail here.

An additional district and sessions judge held trial at Central Jail in Kot Lakhpat Friday and formally charged the two inmates — Amer Sarfraz alias Tamba and Muddassar Bashir.

During the proceedings, copies of the chargesheet were handed over to both the accused. Judge Syed Anjum Raza Syed adjourned the hearing till January 20 and directed the prosecution to produce witnesses.

The two accused had brutally attacked 49-year-old Sarabjit at the Kot Lakhpat Jail in April last year. Sarabjit, who had sustained severe injuries, including a fractured skull, died on May 2.

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