Minutes after stepping on home soil after spending over 30 years in Pakistani jails, Surjeet Singh admitted that he was a Indian spy sent to Pakistan.
“I was a RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) agent. No one bothered for me after I got arrested. Don’t ask me too much…..otherwise the BSF (Border Security Force) will get annoyed,” he told media just after his arrival.
Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh, who has served a life term following his arrest on charges of spying in the 1980s, was freed on Thursday from a prison in eastern Pakistani city.
Singh, 69, was released from Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore at around 9 am on Thursday.
“I appeal to India-Pak govt to release prisoners from both ends,” Surjeet Singh said after his release from Lahore jail.
“Today I am very happy. I will go to the Golden Temple to pray & hug my children,” he said.
“I was in the age group of 30-35 when I was locked up in Pak jail,” Singh said.
“I was treated well in the jail,” he added.
“I will not wish to go back to Pakistan as officials will again feel I am here to spy, says Surjeet Singh while being escorted by policemen and his lawyer.
Policemen escorted Singh to the Wagah land border crossing, where he was handed over to Indian authorities.