Ahmedabad, May 27 UNI | 2 months ago

Brother of Kuldeep Yadav, accused by Pakistan of being an Indian spy and languishing in a Lahore jail for about 20 years, today appealed to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to release his brother from jail in the neighboring country.

On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with Mr Sharif, who was in Delhi to attend the BJP leader's swearing-in ceremony, about 50-year-old Kuldeep's family staged a protest in Chandkheda area of Ahmedabad.

"Nawaz Sharif attended swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi and talks were on for good relations between the two nations, Pakistan released 151 Indian fishermen yesterday. It should also release my brother and others who are languishing in Pakistan jails," Kuldeep's brother Dileep Yadav told UNI.

He claimed that Pakistan authorities arrested his brother, lodged in Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore, in 1994 accusing him of spying but the neighboring country has not proved anything yet as nothing was found against Kuldeep.

Dileep said his brother, who was pursuing LLB then, had left the home in 1989.

His family, hails from Dehra Dun, settled in Gujarat in 1972.

Kuldeep's father died in 1999 while his mother died in 2011.

His family came to know about Kuldeep being in Pakistani jail after he wrote a letter to them a few years ago.

Dileep said since then, his family has been running from pillar to post to secure his release.

Kuldeep is serving a 25-year-imprisonment in the neighbouring country on the charges of spying.

(Posted on 28-05-2014)