SURJEET SINGH

  • Punjab gives Rs 5 lakh to Surjeet Singh as aid July 19, 2012

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Thursday gave Rs five lakh as financial assistance to Surjeet Singh, who spent almost 30 years of his life in a Pakistan jail, and a government job to his son. A cheque of Rs five lakh was handed over to Singh by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash...
  • India should apologise for sending Surjeet: Malik July 1, 2012

    Islamabad: Days after he claimed terror suspect Zabiuddin Ansari could have mounted a "sting operation" to carry out the Mumbai attacks from Pakistani soil, Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik on Sunday demanded that India apologise for sending Surjeet Singh to spy in Pakistan. Malik made the demand while addressing a...
  • Surjeet to move court to prove he was a spy July 1, 2012

    Punjab: Surjeet Singh is now a free man but his fight for justice is far from over. The recently released prisoner who was held in Pakistan for 31 years is upset with the Indian government for disowning him. He says he will move court to prove that he was spying...
  • India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai June 29, 2012

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  • Surjeet wasn't sent to Pakistan as a spy: Govt June 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The government on Friday described as "completely wrong" that Surjeet Singh, the Indian prisoner who has just returned from Pakistan, had been sent by intelligence agencies to that country as a spy. Union Home Secretary Raj Kumar Singh said it was completely wrong to...
  • Punjab Assembly welcomes Surjeet Singh's release June 29, 2012

    Chandigarh: The Punjab Assembly on Friday welcomed the release of Surjeet Singh, who returned home on Thursday after spending 31 years in a Pakistan jail, and urged the Centre to take steps to secure the release of another resident of the state Sarabjit Singh languishing in Lahore jail for the...
  • Religious groups against Sarabjit's release: Burney June 29, 2012

    New Delhi: As celebrations continued over Surjeet Singh's return from Pakistan to India, efforts picked up to bring back another Indian prisoner from Pakistan, Sarabjit Singh. However, Pakistani human rights activist Ansar Burney admitted that the government there is under pressure from religious extremists who are against Sarabjit's release. Sarabjit's...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai June 28, 2012

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  • Surjeet hopes Pak will release Sarabjit soon June 28, 2012

    Chandigarh: Almost 31 years after the search to find him was given up, an elated Surjeet Singh on Thursday crossed the Wagah border from Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore and stepped on Indian soil. His return came just a day after the hopes of the family of another prisoner Sarabjit...
  • News 360: Petrol prices slashed across country June 28, 2012

    Following the price cut, petrol will be cheaper by Rs 2. 46 in the capital and by Rs 3.13 in Mumbai. ...
  • Surjeet Singh's emotional homecoming: Will Sarabjit be next? June 28, 2012

    After more than 30 years of incarceration in Pakistan, Surjeet Singh returned to India on Thursday. ...
  • I spied for India, but no one bothered: Surjeet Singh June 28, 2012

    Wagah border: Surjeet Singh, the Indian prisoner who returned from Pakistan on Thursday says he is very happy to be back. He says he is happy to see his "Punjabi brothers in turban". However, he was a bit apprehensive about telling why he went to Pakistan. When pressed further, he confessed...
  • Surjeet returns from Pak, says he was a RAW agent June 28, 2012

    Attari (Punjab): After more than 30 years of incarceration in Pakistan, Surjeet Singh returned home on Thursday to a tumultuous and teary welcome from family and friends and promptly admitted that he had indeed been sent to spy for India. Held in Pakistan on spying charges in the early 1980s, Surjeet,...
  • Pak media created confusion over Sarabjit: Surjeet Singh June 28, 2012

    Surjeet was arrested by Pakistan for spying in 1981. He was given the death penalty in 1989, which was later commuted to a life term. ...
  • Surjeet freed but reaches Wagah in handcuffs June 28, 2012

    Wagah (Pakistan): He may have been officially released from jail on Thursday morning but when Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh alighted from the prison van at the Wagah border on the Pakistan side, he was handcuffed and the iron chain was attached to the belt of a Pakistani police officer. Dressed in...
  • Surjeet returns, says Pak media against Sarabjit June 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Surjeet Singh, who was released by Pakistan after 31 years on Thursday, revealed that Pakistan media was against another Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's release. "Sarabjit is in a good condition there. I used to keep meeting him. A major problem for Sarabjit has been the Pakistan media, which always...
  • Surjeet Singh crosses Wagah, arrives in India June 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Surjeet Singh, who was released by Pakistan after languishing in jail for 31 years, crosses over to India at around 11.35 am after completing immigration formalities at the Wagah border on Thursday. After arriving in India, Surjeet Singh revealed that Pakistan media was against another Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's...
  • Sarabjit's family sits on dharna, to meet Krishna June 28, 2012

    New Delhi: After Pakistan's flip flop over the release of death row convict Sarabjit Singh, his family on Thursday sat on a dharna at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, demanding the release of Sarabjit. Sarabjits sister Dalbir Kaur is expected to meet the External Affairs Minister SM Krishna shortly. Hours after...
  • Pak to India: Surjeet covers 40 kms in 31 years June 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh, who was released from Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail after three decades on Thursday, has reached the Wagah border on the Pakistan side on his way back home. After he emerged from the jail, Surjeet Singh said he was looking forward to meeting his family. "During...
  • Surjeet appeals for prisoners release on both sides June 28, 2012

    Islamabad: Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh, who was released from Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail after three decades Thursday, said that prisoners on both sides of the border should be released. Addressing reporters outside the jail in Punjabi, Surjeet said he had been arrested on charges of spying and would not return to...
  • Pakistan releases Surjeet Singh after 31 years June 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh, who has served a life term following his arrest on charges of spying in the 1980s, has been released from Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore in Pakistan on Thursday. Pakistani policemen are now escorting the 69year old to the Wagah border, where he will...
  • After Sarabjit blunder, Pak to release Surjeet today June 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh, who has served a life term following his arrest on charges of spying in the 1980s, is set to return home on Thursday after 31 long years. Pakistani policemen will escort the 69year old to the Wagah border, where he will be handed over...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai June 27, 2012

    Mistaken identity caused the SarabjitSurjeet fiasco. Abu Jundal's confession triggers new war of words between India and Pakistan. ...
  • Time for India, Pak to review all prisoner cases in both the countries? June 27, 2012

    Hours after announcing that Sarabjit Singh would be released, Islamabad confirmed that it's not him, but another Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh who is being sent home. ...
  • Disappointment for one, but celebrations for another June 27, 2012

    Hope crashed once again for Sarabjit Singh's family but the unexpected twist brought joy to Surjeet Singh's relatives. ...
  • Pak to release Surjeet Singh at 10 am on Thursday June 27, 2012

    Lahore: Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh, who has served a life term following his arrest on charges of spying in the 1980s, will be freed from a prison in the eastern Pakistani city and handed over to Indian authorities on Thursday, an official said on Wednesday. Singh, 69, will be released from...
  • Government should explain Sarabjit confusion: BJP June 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday asked the government should explain how Foreign Minister SM Krishna announced that Pakistan would release death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh but later said it was Surjeet Singh who would be freed. "When Krishna announced Sarabjit would be released, there was happiness all...
  • Sarabjit fiasco: Poor communication to blame? June 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The SarabjitSurjeet fiasco is an unfortunate story of hope and despair. Was the mix up a result of poor communication or just a Uturn by the Pakistan government? Why did Islamabad not act faster to clarify the frenzy of misleading reports on both sides of the border? It was...
  • How the SarabjitSurjeet saga unfolded June 27, 2012

    New Delhi: There was a cruel twist of fate for Indian prisoner in Pakistan Sarabjit Singh and his family. Hours after announcing that he would be released, Islamabad confirmed that it's not him, but another Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh who is being sent home. The confusion that was created over Sarabjit...
  • Pak media calls Sarabjit fiasco a huge embarrassment June 27, 2012

    Islamabad: What should have been the release of an Indian death row prisoner has turned into an "international embarrassment" for the Pakistan government following the mixup over the identity of two Indian nationals currently in a Pakistani jail. Hours after reports emerged yesterday that Pakistan was to release Sarabjit Singh, convicted...