Surjeet Singh

  • Punjab gives Rs 5 lakh to Surjeet Singh as aid 19-07-2012 02:19 PM

    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...
  • India should apologise for sending Surjeet: Malik 01-07-2012 09:56 PM

    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 01-07-2012 07:35 AM

    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 29-06-2012 11:50 PM

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  • Surjeet wasn't sent to Pakistan as a spy: Govt 29-06-2012 07:36 PM

    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 say that Surjeet Singh...
  • Punjab Assembly welcomes Surjeet Singh's release 29-06-2012 02:14 PM

    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 29-06-2012 07:40 AM

    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 28-06-2012 11:35 PM

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  • Surjeet hopes Pak will release Sarabjit soon 28-06-2012 10:44 PM

    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 28-06-2012 10:15 PM

    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? 28-06-2012 09:15 PM

    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 28-06-2012 06:48 PM

    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...
  • Surjeet returns from Pak, says he was a RAW agent 28-06-2012 05:25 PM

    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,...
  • Pak media created confusion over Sarabjit: Surjeet Singh 28-06-2012 04:56 PM

    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 28-06-2012 12:34 PM

    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...
  • Surjeet returns, says Pak media against Sarabjit 28-06-2012 12:13 PM

    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...
  • Surjeet Singh crosses Wagah, arrives in India 28-06-2012 11:49 AM

    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...
  • Sarabjit's family sits on dharna, to meet Krishna 28-06-2012 11:17 AM

    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...
  • Pak to India: Surjeet covers 40 kms in 31 years 28-06-2012 11:06 AM

    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....
  • Surjeet appeals for prisoners release on both sides 28-06-2012 10:55 AM

    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...
  • Pakistan releases Surjeet Singh after 31 years 28-06-2012 09:02 AM

    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 69-year old to the Wagah border, where he will...
  • After Sarabjit blunder, Pak to release Surjeet today 28-06-2012 07:50 AM

    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 69-year old to the Wagah border, where he will be handed over...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 27-06-2012 11:55 PM

    Mistaken identity caused the Sarabjit-Surjeet 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? 27-06-2012 11:09 PM

    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 27-06-2012 10:56 PM

    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 27-06-2012 10:33 PM

    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...
  • Government should explain Sarabjit confusion: BJP 27-06-2012 08:44 PM

    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...
  • Sarabjit fiasco: Poor communication to blame? 27-06-2012 07:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Sarabjit-Surjeet fiasco is an unfortunate story of hope and despair. Was the mix up a result of poor communication or just a U-turn by the Pakistan government? Why did Islamabad not act faster to clarify the frenzy of misleading reports on both sides of the border? It...
  • How the Sarabjit-Surjeet saga unfolded 27-06-2012 06:38 PM

    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...