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Sarabjit's family receives letter, photograph

September 06, 2005 17:43 IST

It was an emotional moment for the family of Sarabjit Singhon Tuesdaywhen they received the first letter from him in two years.

When the envelopewas opened,Sarabjit's family, including sister Dalbir Kaur, wife Sukhpreet Kaur and two daughters Swapandeep and Poonam, wereovercome with emotion and hadtearsin their eyes.

The letter, along with the latest photograph of Sarabjit, was handed over by the local sub-divisional magistrate, who had earlier received it from officials of the Ministry of External Affairs at Patti, close to Bikhiwind, which isnear the border with Pakistan.

Sarabjit has been sentenced to death by Pakistan's Supreme Court on charges of involvement in two blasts in that country and 'spying' for India.

In his letter, written fromLahore's Kotlakhpat Rai Jail, Sarabjitsaid, "I am fine here in the jail and hope all the family members are hale and hearty."

The letter, addressed to his sister Dalbir Kaur, also conveyed his love and regards for his wife and daughters, and brother-in-law, Baldev Singh.He has alsoexpressed his love and affection for his neighbours and other villagers.

Dalbir Kaur said that with the receipt of this letter, the hope of Sarabjit's homecoming has been brightened for the family. Besides, for the first time in 15 years, the family has been able to seehis photograph, she said.

Complete Coverage: The Sarabjit Saga


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