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Sarabjit carried out terrorist attacks: Musharraf

September 10, 2005 17:15 IST
Last Updated: September 10, 2005 18:51 IST

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said he was "a man of compassion" and will take a decision about Sarabjit Singh, an alleged Indian spy sentenced to death, after looking into the legal aspects of his case.

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In an interview to The Associated Press, Musharraf said Sarabjit had "carried out terrorist attacks and killed people" in Pakistan, but the President added he would look into the legal aspects of the case.

"One has to take the decision in a deliberate manner," he said, adding,"It needs to come to me with all its legal implications, then only will I take a decision. But I am basically a person who shows compassion and mercy."

Sarabjit, who Pakistan claims is Manjit Singh, has been sentenced to death for his alleged involvement in the 1990 bomb blasts in Lahore and Multan.

Sarabjit's family denies he was a Research and Analysis Wing agent as claimed by Pakistan and insists he strayed accidentally into Pakistani territory while farming his land. His wife and two daughters have threatened to commit suicide unless his life is spared.

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Number of User Comments: 13

Sub: Saabjeet Singh

Can Pak government go lie test.

Posted by DeshMohan Singh Rawat

Sub: Give us a chance

Dear Mussharrafji, My lord, you are great, - you attacked 4 times but always surrendered/withdrawn/defeated and you are "victor" you know better and you are ...

Posted by Rajneesh

Sub: Musharraf

How about the thousands this Pakistani terrorist (Musharraf) enginereed to have killed in Kargil??

Posted by Sarabjit

Sub: Sarabjit killed people : Musharraf

Gen. Musharraf is very correct. How can he pardon a person who bombed at Lahore & Multan? He will sure punish such a person with ...

Posted by Chandrashekar Shetty

Sub: Sarabjit

We are not convinced that Sarbajit killed anybody in Pakistan or carried out terrorist attacks in Pakistan. But people like Dawood who have commited major ...

Posted by Joga Rao



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