Probe suggests Indian hand found in attack on Amir Tamba: Mohsin Naqvi.

Published date16 April 2024

LAHORE -- Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi on Monday said India was suspected to be behind attack on Amir Sarfraz Tamba who allegedly tortured to death an Indian terrorist Sarabjit Singh in jail in 2013.

'Police are investigating the firing on Amir Tamba and so far, they suspect India is behind it. India was involved in four other murder incidents on a similar pattern as well. However, it will not be suitable to say anything until the investigation is complete,' he said addressing the media at the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) office in Lahore.

Police on Sunday said two motorcycle riders fatally shot Tamba in the limits of Islampura police station.

Police registered a case against the unidentified bikers on the complaint of Tamba's brother Junaid Sarfraz, cordoned off the area and started searching for the shooters with the help of CCTV footage.

In April 2013, Tamba and Mudasir Munir allegedly attacked Sarabjit Singh with bricks and iron rods in Kot Lakhpat jail. Singh was sentenced to death for a series of bomb attacks that killed 14 people in Lahore and Faisalabad in 1990.

On December 14, 2018, a sessions court in Lahore acquitted Tamba and Munir of the charge of killing Singh and ordered their release after all witnesses retracted their statements.

Tamba, 45, was unmarried and lived with his brothers in a five-marla house in Islampura. He was a spice dealer.

During a televised interview on April 5, Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh admitted to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government's policy of orchestrating killings in Pakistan.

He said India will enter Pakistan to kill anyone who escapes over the border after trying to carry out terrorist activities in the country.

The minister's comments had come a day after the British publication, The Guardian, revealed in a report that the Indian government had killed about 20 people in Pakistan since 2020 as part of a broader plan to eliminate terrorists residing on foreign soil.

The report in the UK paper came months after Canada and the United States accused India of killing or attempting to kill people in their countries.

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