A Pakistani court has issued an arrest warrant against a top jail official for failing to appear before it in connection with the Sarabjit Singh murder case.
The Deputy Superintendent of Kot Lakhpat jail, where Sarabjit was murdered by two inmates, had failed to appear before the court despite repeated summons.
The court also directed the Lahore police chief to ensure the appearance of Deputy Superintendent on February 17.
Sarabjit Singh had succumbed to death inside the Kot Lakhpat jail following the alleged attack by two Pakistani death row prisoners – Amir Tamba and Mudassar.
One-man judicial commission of Justice Mazhar Ali Akbar Naqvi of Lahore High Court had initially investigated Sarabjit’s murder case.
Naqvi recorded the statements of 40 witnesses were recorded in the case and report has been submitted to the government, which is yet to make its findings public.
Tamba and Mudassar have been indicted in the murder case in the court of additional district and sessions judge Lahore.
Sarabjit had been sentenced to death by the Supreme Court of Pakistan for his alleged involvement in a string of bombings in Lahore and Faisalabad that killed 14 bystanders in 1990.