Attari (Punjab), Jun 28 (IANS): 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. Dona't ask me too much.....otherwise the BSF (Border Security Force) will get annoyed," he told media just after his arrival here.
Within seconds of his making this statement, BSF officials sitting besides him took him away to a room for a briefing.
Ironically, during his over three decades in Pakistani jails, Surjeet had contested the fact that he was a spy. He was sentenced to death earlier but that was later commuted to life imprisonment.
"I will never return to Pakistan again," Surjeet, who has a grey flowing beard, told reporters in Punjabi with his head and finger indicating a firm "no" gesture.
"I was arrested earlier for spying charges. If I return again, the security agencies might suspect that I have come for spying again," he said.
Surjeet said prisoners on both sides of the border should be released by the respective governments.
"I was treated well by prison officials and I am thankful to them," he said.