Ansar Burney (Mother Teresa Awardee) demanded Rs.25 cr for Sarabjit Singh’s release?

May 3, 2013 by  
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Ansar BurneyPakistan, May 02, 2013: Sarabjit Singh’s sister Dalbir Kaur on Thursday accused Pakistani human rights activist Ansar Burney of being a ‘fraud’ and said had she paid “Rs.25 crore to Burney, Sarabjit would have returned to India.”

Kaur alleged that Burney had demanded Rs.25 crore to help Sarabjit. “Had I paid Rs.25 crore to Ansar Burney, Sarabjit would have returned to India. I am poor so could not pay him. Burney had told me that at least pay Rs.2 crore to get Sarabjit. He told him that if I will give him the money in the morning, Sarabjit will be released by evening,” she alleged.

The allegation are startling as Burney has been over the years pleading for clemency to Sarabjit. After the assault, he said to a news channel from Karachi: “The attack looks suspicious. Someone could be behind this. No bricks or other material can reach the place where Sarabjit had been kept. This must be thoroughly investigated”.

Burney, who frequently visits jails across Pakistan to take up the issues of inmates, described the section of Kot Lakhpat Jail where Sarabjit was being held as a “jail within a jail”.

However, Ansar Burney has refuted all the allegations and tweeted, “I was shocked to hear nonsense & false accusation by Dalbeer Kaur, sister of Sarbajit Singh, I was the one who helped her every time.”

“How can I ask for any demand from a lady from whom even I have never asked for a cup of tea and for whose family I was helping on humanity,” he said.

– india today

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