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‘Spy’ dies, family refuses to cremate body

Friday, Aug 12, 2016,12:07 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Gurdaspur | A man who was jailed for 18 years in Pakistan on charges of spying today died at Khehra village here but his family has refused to cremate the body, demanding fulfillment of promises made by the government. Rahi, 60, was jailed for 18 years in Pakistan on charges of spying.

The family of Rahi has refused to cremate him till their demands are met. Batala Sub-Divisional Magistrate Sourab Arora visited his house to pacify the family members who were demanding a government job for his son and other benefits which were not given to him since his release from Pakistan in 2005.

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