New Delhi: It seems that justice is a far cry for 70-year-old Surjeet Singh, who was recently released from the Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore in Pakistan after languishing for 31 consecutive years, as he was annoyed with the Indian government’s denial that he was a spy for India.

Now, Surjeet has decided to move court to prove that the Indian Army is at fault and he was spying for them.

Surjeet further clarified that the Indian Army’s decision to disown him by saying that they don’t have any information regarding his spying for India against Pakistan had doubled his sorrows.

With his age crossing 70, Surjeet’s life now is a blur of meetings with family, friends and well-wishers. After being released from jail, Surjeet got to know that his brothers, sisters and a son have died.

Surjeet said that since he lost his youth in jail there is nothing much he can do for his family.

For his wife, Harbans Kaur, who had to struggle to bring up his family, it's a chance to cook his favourite dishes.

Surjeet, who was sentenced to death under the Pakistan Army Act in 1985, an Indian national was arrested by Pakistani police on charges of spying during the regime of military ruler Zia-ul-Haq in early 80’s. The death sentence was, however, commuted to life imprisonment in 1989 by then President Ghulam Ishaq Khan.

After 15 years of his marriage, it was in 1981 that Surjeet disappeared without any intimation to his wife Harbans Kaur and his four children.

Surjeet was in his early 40s at that time and had also worked for Punjab police in the past. At that time, his youngest daughter was one-and-a-half years old while eldest one was 12 years old.

(JPN, with inputs from IBNLIVE.COM)