Sunday, 14 December, 2008

Kashmir Singh: Another Indian spy who spilled the beans

Kashmir Singh, who languished in various jails in Pakistan for the past 35 years before being released, had said that he was a spy agent of the country. Singh said that the successive governments of the country did nothing for his family. He also said that he performed his the duties assigned to him as a spy, but after his arrest in Pakistan the Indian Governments did not bother to spend a single penny for my family.

Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal met Singh, who was accompanied by his wife Parmajit Kaur.
Badal had announced a pension of 5000 rupees per month each to Singh and his wife for his ‘outstanding services’ towards the nation. Badal had also also promised to grant a government job to one eligible dependent of Singh.

After his release from the Pakistani jails, Singh had appealed to the Governments of India and Pakistan to release Indian and Pakistani prisoners languishing in various jails in both countries inspite of completing their sentences. Kashmir Singh was convicted of spying and sentenced to death by a military court in Lahore, but the Pakistan government had stayed his execution in the late 1970s and last week President Pervez Musharraf pardoned him that resulted in his release from Pakistan jail. (Agencies)

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