Pak Supreme Court to hear Sarabjeet’s petition on June 22

June 20th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, June 20 (ANI): The Pakistan Supreme Court (SC) would hear the review petitions filed by Manjeet Singh alias Sarabjeet Singh, against the death sentence awarded to him for his alleged involvement in three bomb blasts, on Monday, June 22.

Singh, a resident of Amritsar, was arrested near the Kasur border in Pakistan in August 1990.

Pakistan security agencies said that Singh had admitted that he was sent to Pakistan to carry out serial bomb blasts in Lahore, Faislabad, and Kasur, and was trained by the Indian Army, and the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).

Singh was awarded the death sentence by a Lahore anti-terrorism court in October 1991.

He challenged the verdict in the Supreme Court, however, the apex court quashed his appeal in September, 2005, saying that the review petition was not filed within the time period as mentioned in the law.

In March 2006, a two member Supreme Court bench dismissed Singh’s petition against his conviction in the Lahore’s Yakki Gate bomb blast in 1990.

Singh has been languishing in Pakistan jails for the last 28 years, as Pakistan has denied setting him free, despite continuous efforts by the Indian diplomatic channels. (ANI)

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