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Act against those behind Capt Kalia's death: India to Pak

Source: PTI
December 15, 2012 00:59 IST
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India has asked Pakistan to take action against those who were responsible for the death of Captain Saurabh Kalia in Kargil in 1999.

During the Indo-Pak Home Minister-level talks, India raised the issue of Kalia, who was captured by the Pakistani forces in Kargil sector in May 1999 and subsequently his mutilated body was returned to India.

The issue was raised by the Indian side when Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde met his Pakistani counterpart Rehman Malik during the delegation level talks.

However, the response of the Pakistani side was not immediately known.

It comes in the backdrop of Kalia's father N K Kalia moving the United Nation's Human Right Commission in Geneva on December 7 demanding justice for his son.

Capt Kalia of 4 Jat regiment had led the first team which reported intrusion in the Kargil Sector by the Pakistani soldiers. During the reconnaissance, he along with five others were captured.

After 20 days, their severely mutilated bodies were handed over to India. The autopsy report revealed extreme ante-mortem torture which included cigarette burns, piercing of ear drums with hot iron rods and amputated vital organs.

The Supreme Court earlier sought response from the Centre on Capt Kalia's father's plea seeking its direction to the government for raising the case of his son's torture at the hands of Pakistan Army at the International Court of Justice.

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