Mumbai: Family members of Sarabjit Singh, who is on a death row in Pakistan on charges of terrorism, met actor Salman Khan on the sets of Dabangg 2.
As per the reports, Sarabjit's sister Dalbir Kaur and his daughters met Salman at Mehboob Studio, seeking his support. The actor has started an online campaign, requesting people to help him in efforts to free falsely accused Indian prisoner.
"Requesting the people of Pakistan to support me to help free Sarabjit who has been in prison since 22 yrs . Please..Allah ka vasta (sic)," the actor tweeted earlier.
"It would be the most amazing gesture, to send Sarabjit back to his family after 22 years . Hope u support me like it's your own cause. B a part of 1 family's happiness. Wanted to tweet this for the longest time, saw a pic of Sarabjit's sister, it killed me. Felt really sad for her. Help me help her. Its a personal request to all of u in Pakistan to send Sarabjit back to his family in Punjab. Hope u find it in your hearts to help and to people from all over the world. Thx for your support. Am planning an online petition (sic),"said Salman.
On June 26, the Pakistani media had carried reports of Sarabjit getting a presidential pardon. It brought cheers on the faces of Sarabjit's family members. But after 8 hours, Pakistan clarified that the prisoner being released was actually a Faridkot native named Surjeet Singh, and not Bhikhiwind native Sarabjit.