Indian prisoner Kirpal Singh's mortal remains will be handed over by Pakistan to India today. Kirpal Singh died under mysterious circumstances in Pakistan’s Kot Lakhpat jail. Kirpal was a native of Mustfabad Saida village, which is close to the Indo-Pakistan border. He was imprisoned in the Kot Lakhpat for 24 years after being accused of playing a part in a bomb attack at the Faisalabad railway station.
Soon after Kirpal’s death, his kins asked for his mortal remains. They had also expressed concern over the gruesome treatment meted out to Indians languishing in Pakistani jails after they met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
The Home Minister had also assured them of all concerns related to bringing the body of Kirpal Singh back from Pakistan will be addressed. Kirpal Singh’s family has earlier rejected Pakistan’s claim that he died of heart attack.