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Sarabjit's kidnapped lawyer found

May 16, 2013
Sarabjit Singh.—File Photo
Sarabjit Singh.—File Photo

LAHORE: Sarabjit Singh's lawyer Awais Sheikh and his son, who were kidnapped Thursday morning in Lahore’s Burki road, were found after their abductors left them in Punjab's Sheikhupura area, DawnNews reported.

Earlier, Sheikh and his 29-year old son were intercepted by unknown gunmen soon after they left their residence. They were whisked away in a red double cabin pick-up truck, according to family sources.

The Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Lahore Jawad Ahmad Dogar had also confirmed their kidnapping, adding that an investigative team had been constituted for their recovery.

A convicted Indian spy on death row, Sarabjit Singh was attacked on April 26 by two inmates Amir Tanba and Mudasir, in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail when he left his barracks for a stroll.

He suffered severe injuries in the head when the prisoners assaulted him with bricks and other blunt weapons whereby he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Lahore’s Jinnah Hospital.

Singh succumbed to his injuries on May 1.