Lahore: Pakistani judge Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi probing the murder of Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh may also visit India to complete the judicial inquiry. Justice Naqvi of the Lahore High Court is investigating the death of Sarabjit who died on May 2 following a brutal assault by prisoners on April 26 within Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore.
The one-man inquiry tribunal has appealed to Indian nationals having information about the matter to file written submissions with relevant documents within seven days. The Indians are required to get themselves registered with the inquiry tribunal at its official website, said Riaz Ahmed, the personal staff officer of the judge.
Ahmed said the judge might visit India in connection with the inquiry if he feels a need. The tribunal has also invited Pakistani citizens to file written submissions with relevant documents, accompanied with a copy of their Computerised National Identity Card, within seven days.
A Pakistani official said the judge might visit India in connection with the inquiry if he feels a need.
No deadline has been fixed for completing the inquiry. Five to six prisoners had brutally assaulted Sarabjit in a well-coordinated attack on April 26. After being comatose for nearly a week, Sarabjit died at Jinnah Hospital in Lahore on May 2.
Police registered a murder case against two death row prisoners Amer Aftab and Mudassar for allegedly assaulting Sarabjit. Both men told police that they wanted to kill Sarabjit as he was involved in killing innocent Pakistanis in bomb blasts.