Sarabjit Singh’s sister Dalbir Kaur joins BJP in Punjab

Dalbir Kaur

Fazilka: Dalbir Kaur, the sister of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian national who was awarded death sentence died in a Pakistan jail in 2013, on Sunday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.

“She joined the party in the presence of BJP MLA and Punjab Minister Surjit Jyani at a conference organised by the party’s Kisan Morcha here,” Punjab BJP Kisan Morcha general secretary Gurwinder Singh said.

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When asked, Kaur confirmed that she joined the BJP today.

Dalbir was earlier associated with Congress and Shrimoni Akali Dal.

Sarabjit died in a Pakistani jail following an attack on him by inmates in April 2013. He was convicted for terrorism and spying by a Pakistani court and was sentenced to death in 1991.

On the other hand, Sarabjit claimed he was a farmer who strayed into Pakistan from his village located on the border, three months after the bombings.

In 2008, the Pakistani government stayed his execution for an indefinite period.