India ready to extend medical aid to Sarabjit in Pakistan: Khurshid

Last Updated: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 04:33 hrs
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Lahore: India is willing to extend any possible medical support to Sarabjit Singh, the injured Indian prisoner, who is currently hospitalised in Lahore's government-run Jinnah Hospital, visiting External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said here.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with ANI, Khurshid said: "The process of investigating the attack on Sarabjit Singh is going on. They (Pakistan) are giving him the best treatment I believe that they can. I am not sure whether something more can be done as far as his medical treatment is being concerned. We would be happy and willing to offer something in case there is an indication that something more could be done."

Meanwhile, irked over the attack on Sarabjit Singh, people took the streets in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, to demand his release.

They marched with placards and raised anti-Pakistan slogans.

Sarabjit Singh, convicted of spying for India was attacked and seriously injured by fellow inmates at the Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore on Friday.

He said to be in deep coma and on ventilator and intravenous drip support.

Meanwhile, another Indian who also was interned in a Pakistan jail, Gopal Dass, shared his experiences about the condition of Indian captives in Pakistan.

Dass told media in Shimla District that imprisoned Indians were ill-treated by Pakistani inmates and authorities.

He said Indian prisoners in Pakistani jails are usually kept in very bad condition, and added that whenever there is an issue in India relating to any prisoner from Pakistan, the people and Government of Pakistan responds identically.

Sarabjit was arrested in Pakistan in 1991 and sentenced to death for spying and carrying out four bomb blasts that killed 14 people. His family says he is innocent. (ANI)

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