Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh released from Pakistan's jail
28 June, 2012
LAHORE: Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh was released Thursday from Kot Lakhpat jail after serving his lifeterm for 27 years on charges of spying and reunited with his family at Wagah border, our sources reported
In his brief talk after release, Surjeet Singh said that he had pleasant time while being jailed in Pakistan but he kept on missing his home and family.
Surjeet said that he will go to Golden Temple as soon as he will reach India to express his gratitude.
Surjeet Singh, son of Sucha Singh, was originally given death sentence that was commuted in 1989 by then president Ghulam Ishaq Khan on the advice of then premier Benazir Bhutto.
Surjeet Singh was held at Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore. He was captured near the border with India on charges of spying during the era of military ruler Zia-ul-Haq.