Islamabad, Jun 24: The Pakistan Supreme court has rejected the review petition of Sarabjit Singh that challenged his death sentence. The petition was rejected on the grounds of non pursuance of the case by Sarabjit's lawyer.
The court on Monday, Jun 22 was forced to adjourn the hearing to Wednesday, Jun 24 due to the same reason that the lawyer had failed to appear in the court.
This is currently brewing speculations if the lawyer was forced to abstain in spite of the centre directing him to be present in the court on Wednesday, Jun 24.
The Indian prisoner was detained in Pakistan for his alleged involvement in the bomb blasts of 1990 which reportedly killed 14 people in Pakistan. With this rejection, Sarabjit will be facing the death sentence.
Indian government's response is still awaited. A development like this is bound to affect the Indo-Pak bilateral relations which is already in a state of turmoil due to terrorism in both the countries.