Curbs on Pakistani prisoners in Punjab jails

Chandigarh, May 3 (IANS) Following the attack on a Pakistani prisoner in a Jammu jail by a fellow inmate Friday, authorities in Punjab have imposed curbs on the movement of Pakistani prisoners lodged in jails in Punjab for their safety.

Punjab’s Jails Minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur said that the security of all the 57 Pakistani prisoners languishing in Punjab jails had been beefed up.

“As a precautionary measure, they are not being allowed to move out their barracks,” Phillaur said.

Expressing concern over the attack on a Pakistani prisoner in Jammu jail, the minister said that 28 out of 38 Pakistani prisoners lodged in Amritsar jail had already completed their terms. He added that these prisoners have been lodged in a transit camp within the jail.

Pakistani national Sanaullah was critically injured Friday morning in an alleged assault on him inside Jammu’s Kot Bhalwal jail after being assaulted by a fellow Indian inmate.

He was admitted to the intensive care unit of the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here Friday evening, hospital sources said.

Facebook Notice for EU! You need to login to view and post FB Comments!

The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by authors, news service providers on this page do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Hill Post. Any views or opinions are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual. Hill Post makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site page.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.