Court to hear Sarabjit's Pakistani lawyer's plea
Posted on: 08:45 AM IST Oct 08, 2012
New Delhi: A Pakistani court will on Monday hear Sarabjit Singh's lawyer's plea seeking permission to meet the Indian prisoner. Pakistani officials had refused to allow Sarabjit Singh's lawyer to meet him in a Lahore jail after the counsel returned from India carrying letters and personal items for the Indian prisoner.
Awais Sheikh, the lawyer of the Indian prisoner, had informed this to Sarabjit's daughter Swapandeep via email on September 23. In his email, Sheikh had said that he had tried to meet Sarabjit on September 1 after returning from India, to deliver letters from his family and some personal items to him.
Sheikh was surprised when his permission to meet Sarabjit was refused on the grounds that 'no judicial proceedings were pending before court', Swapandeep informed on September 24.
She had said that Sheikh had informed her that he had been meeting her father since July 2009 as per court orders and so the Home Secretary's order was illegal.
The lawyer had also mentioned that he would file a writ petition against it.
Sarabjit, convicted and sentenced to death for alleged involvement in a string of bombings in Punjab in 1990, has been languishing in jail for more than two decades.