New Delhi: India has refused to accept that Surjeet Singh is a spy, the reaction came out when Surjeet Singh, the Indian who was imprisoned in Pakistan on charges of spying about three decades ago claimed that he was an Indian spy.
Union Home Secretary RK Singh told in a press conference that the Indian government does not accept that Surjeet Singh was a spy for India inside Pakistan. "We do not do such spying...We do not accept that he (Surjeet) is a spy", Singh responded to queries on the Indian prisoner's "confession" soon after he crossed into India at Attari-Wagah border checkpost in Punjab on Thursday.
"It is completely wrong. We deny it. Neither we do spying, nor we send spies," he said. "If someone is claiming (to being a spy), he is doing so just to get importance or for some other reasons", Singh added.
The home secretary said that he had read reports of claims that Surjeet was mistreated in Pakistan prison. On being told that Surjeet had claimed the contrary and said that all Indian prisoners in Pakistan were being treated well, Singh said, "One report had said his hands had been cuffed...if anybody says Indian prisoners were treated well in Pakistan, I can fish out statement of others who say otherwise."