India 'over-reacted' to Sarabjit death: ex-RAW chief

Last Updated: Sat, May 04, 2013 09:00 hrs

Panaji, May 4 (IANS) The Indian state appeared to have "over-reacted" over the death of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh in Pakistan, a former top spy said Saturday.

Amber Sen, a former special secretary in the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), was delivering a lecture on terrorism at the International Centre in Panaji.

"The Indian state over-reacted," said Sen.

Sarabjit, who spent more than two decades in Pakistan on charges of being an Indian spy, died of severe head injuries following a murderous attack in a Lahore jail. He was given a state funeral in Punjab.

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