Kot Lakhpat Jail

  • 11 Indian prisoners in Pakistan jail seek death August 16, 2013

    Hoshiarpur: Eleven Indian prisoners languishing in Kot Lakhpat Jail of Lahore have sought death given their pathetic living conditions. In a joint letter, addressed to MP Avinash Rai Khanna and media houses, the inmates have requested Indian and Pakistan governments to shoot all of them so that they can get rid...
  • Sarabjit's sister demands to bring back his belongings from Pak July 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarabjeet Singh, the Indian prisoner who was killed in a Lahore jail, on Tuesday demanded that all his belongings and the money that he had earned through labour in the Pakistani prison should be brought back home. Kaur spoke to Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde...
  • Sarabjit murder case: 38 witnesses deposes before Pakistan panel June 19, 2013

    Lahore: A Pakistani judicial commission probing the brutal murder of Indian national Sarabjit Singh in Kot Lakhpat Jail has recorded the statements of 38 witnesses so far. The Inspector General of Prisons of Punjab province, the superintendent of Kot Lakhpat Jail and other prison officials have testified before the one-man...
  • Pakistan: Judge appointed to probe Sarabjit's murder May 17, 2013

    Lahore: A serving judge has been named by a Pakistani court to probe the murder of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who died earlier this month after being assaulted within the Kot Lakhpat Jail here. Lahore High Court Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial appointed Justice Syed Mazhar Ali Akbar...
  • Prisoners on hunger strike in Pak jail where Sarabjit died May 15, 2013

    Lahore: Over 1,400 prisoners went on hunger strike at Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore on Wednesday where Indian national Sarabjit Singh was killed, to protest against the hostile attitude of the prison staff. The prisoners refused to have breakfast or lunch, sources said. Senior jail officials were trying to persuade them...
  • Sarabjit case opens wounds of spies who spent years in Pak jails May 14, 2013

    Ferozepur: Two weeks after Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's tragic killing in a Lahore jail, CNN-IBN is meeting other spies who have spent decades in Pakistani jails, but are almost never acknowledged. Gopal Das wears his scars as proudly as a soldier, claiming he was on the payroll of the Research and...
  • Meet India's forgotten spies who've spent decades in Pakistani jails May 13, 2013

    Gurdaspur: India's forgotten spies are back in focus after the tragic death of Indian prisoner Sarbajit Singh, but Delhi never accepted that he was a spy. Recruited from India's border villages by intelligence agencies, spies often spend decades in Pakistani jails, but are hardly ever acknowledged. Former spy Surjit Singh,...
  • Punjab: Sarbjit Singh's ashes immersed in Beas River May 6, 2013

    Amritsar: Ashes of Sarabjit Singh, who died after being brutally assaulted in a Pakistani jail, were on Sunday immersed in the Beas river at Goindwal Sahib in the neighbouring Tarn Taran district, as hundreds of people bade adieu to him with tearful eyes. Dalbir Kaur, the sister of Sarabjit, confirming...
  • Punjab: Sarbjit's ashes immersed in Beas River May 5, 2013

    Amritsar: Ashes of Sarabjit Singh, who died after being brutally assaulted in a Pakistani jail, were on Sunday immersed in the Beas river at Goindwal Sahib in the neighbouring Tarn Taran district, as hundreds of people bade adieu to him with tearful eyes. Dalbir Kaur, the sister of Sarabjit, confirming...
  • '20 Indian prisoners in Lahore jail mentally challenged' May 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Twenty out of 36 Indian prisoners lodged in Lahore's infamous Kot Lakhpat Jail, where Sarabjit Singh was fatally attacked, have lost their mental balance and not been taken to any hospital for proper medical care, an India-Pakistan judicial panel has found. The India-Pakistan Judicial Committee on Prisoners, which visited...
  • Pak govt killed Sarabjit, alleges his former jail inmate May 5, 2013

    Mumbai: It is not destiny, but the Pakistan government which claimed the life of Sarabjit Singh, according to a resident of Ahmednagar, who spent time with him in Lahore jail, and was released in 2012. "Sarabjit was homesick. He longed to return to India," Bhanudas Karale, who was released from Kot...
  • 3 Pak prison officials suspended over attack on Sarabjit May 4, 2013

    Lahore: A week after Indian national Sarabjit Singh was fatally attacked within a Pakistani jail, authorities on Friday suspended three senior prison officials over the incident. The Home Secretary of Punjab province suspended the three officials from service for alleged negligence that led to the brutal attack on Sarabjit within...
  • Pakistan maintains Sarabjit Singh's death was not a conspiracy May 3, 2013

    Lahore: Pakistan continues to maintain that there was no conspiracy involved in the attack on Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh in the Kot Lakhpat Jail. Najam Sethi, the caretaker Chief Minister of Pakistan's Punjab, spoke to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar and said, "The jail authorities and administration were not expecting anything like...
  • India was planning to send doctors to treat Sarabjit May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: India was considering sending a team of doctors to Lahore to assess the medical condition of Sarabjit Singh after its suggestion for shifting him here was not accepted but he died before the plan could fructify. The proposal came up as Sarabjit's condition worsened and India was not...
  • Pak prisoners safe in India: MoS External Affairs May 2, 2013

    Amritsar: Pakistani prisoners lodged in Indian jails were safe, Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur on Thursday said. Answering reporters' questions here this evening on ensuring the safety of Indian and Pakistan prisoners in each other's territories, Kaur said "Pakistani prisoners are safe in Indian jails. We are...
  • Pak gets into damage control mode after Sarabjit's death May 2, 2013

    Lahore: In a damage control exercise shortly after Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh died in a Lahore hospital, Pakistani authorities on Thursday slapped murder charges against two jail inmates for his brutal killing and ordered a judicial probe. The decisions came after stinging criticism from India as also Sarabjit's family on Pakistan's...
  • Tihar heightens security for Pakistani inmates May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Fearing backlash in the wake of death of Sarabjit Singh after a murderous assault in a Lahore prison, Tihar authorities have stepped up security for all the 20 Pakistani inmates lodged in the high-security jail in New Delhi. "The jail staff has been directed to step up security...
  • India rules out internationalising Sarabjit Singh's death May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday ruled out internationalising Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's death following the brutal assault in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail even as 215 fishermen and 55 other Indian nationals continue to languish in Pakistani prisons as of January 1, 2013. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin...
  • Sarabjit Singh: A timeline from his arrest in 1990 to his death May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: A forced taped confession is the only video Indians have seen of death row convict Sarabjit Singh, yet he has lived in the Indian conscience for more than two decades. Sarabjit Singh was arrested in 1990 on charges of spying and planting bombs that killed 14 people in...
  • Pak medical board completes Sarabjit's autopsy May 2, 2013

    Islamabad: A Pakistani medical board completed autopsy on the body of Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh, who died early on Thursday after being comatose for almost a week following an attack by other prisoners at a Lahore jail. A six-member medical board performed the autopsy of Sarabjit at the...
  • Pak's Punjab CM orders judicial inquiry into Sarabjit's death May 2, 2013

    Lahore: Pakistani authorities on Thursday ordered a judicial inquiry into the murder of Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh, who died after being comatose for nearly a week following an assault by other inmates of Kot Lakhpat Jail. Najam Sethi, the caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab province, ordered the judicial...
  • Sarabjit second Indian to die in Pak's Kot Lakhpat jail May 2, 2013

    Lahore: Sarabjit Singh, who died on Thursday after being comatose for nearly a week following a brutal assault by fellow inmates, became the second Indian prisoner this year to die in Pakistan's notorious Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore. Sarabjit, 49, who was serving a death sentence, was brutally attacked on...
  • Government must introspect on foreign policy: Arun Jaitley May 2, 2013

    After Sarabjit Singh's death in a Pakistan jail, BJP leader Arun Jaitley said, "It is time for the Indian government to introspect and see where it stands in terms of foreign policy." ...
  • Punjab: Protests erupt in Sarabjit's native village May 2, 2013

    Amritsar: Angry protests on Thursday broke out in Sarabjit Singh's native Bhikhiwind village after the Indian prisoner died in a Lahore hospital with villagers lashing out at Pakistani authorities for the deadly attack on him. Shouting anti-Pakistan slogans, several villagers burnt Pakistani flags to register their protest. During their protest demonstrations,...
  • Sarabjit's body to be handed over to Indian mission: Pak May 2, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan will hand over the body of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner who died on Thursday in a Lahore hospital, to the Indian High Commission at the earliest, said the ministry of foreign affairs. "Indian prisoner, Sarabjit Singh who was hospitalised on April 26, following injuries sustained during a...
  • Pakistan police slaps murder charges against Sarabjit's attackers May 2, 2013

    Lahore/Islamabad: Pakistani police on Thursday slapped murder charges against two death row prisoners who were booked for the brutal assault on fellow-inmate Sarabjit Singh, causing injuries which led to his death. The Lahore Police added murder charges to the FIR registered against death row prisoners - Amer Aftab alias Amer...
  • Punjab: Pall of gloom descends on Sarabjit's native village May 2, 2013

    Amritsar: A pall of gloom on Thursday descended on Sarabjit Singh's native Bhikhiwind village as soon as the news of his death in a Lahore hospital spread with villagers closing all shops to protest the deadly attack on him. Locals of the sleepy border village started to throng Singh's house...
  • Sarabjit's death was preventable: Kiran Bedi May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian prisoner Sarabjit's death in Pakistan was preventable, said former top police officer Kiran Bedi on Thursday. "Sarabjit's death inside Pakistan prison was preventable.Need to find out if r Counsulate in Lahore was regularly visiting him?," tweeted Bedi after Sarabjit Singh died in a Lahore hospital where he...
  • Extremely anguished by Sarabjit's death: Khurshid May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday said he was "extremely anguished" by the death of Sarabjit Singh in a Lahore hospital following a brutal attack on him in a high-security jail. "We are extremely anguished by the death" of the Indian prisoner, Khurshid told reporters when asked...
  • Sarabjit will be cremated with full state honours: Punjab govt May 2, 2013

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Thursday announced that Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner who died in a Lahore hospital after a brutal attack on him, would be given a state-level funeral after his body is handed over and brought back to India. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, in a...