Chandigarh, May 3 (IANS) Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah, who was critically injured in an assault on him inside Jammu’s Kot Bhalwal jail, was brought here and admitted to the ICU of the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Friday evening, hospital sources said.
The Pakistani prisoner, who is the Jammu jail for his role in terror activities, was flown from Jammu to Chandigarh in an air ambulance for treatment.
“He has been admitted to the ICU. His condition is critical and tests will be conducted on him,” a PGIMER source said.
Tight security arrangements were made in the wing where Sanaullah has been admitted.
Sanaullah was critically injured when he was attacked by a fellow prisoner, police in Jammu said Friday.
The attack came just a day after Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh died following brutal attack on him in a Lahore jail.
Sanaullah, a resident of Sialkot, was attacked by a former Indian Army soldier, convicted for murder, following an altercation Friday morning, a police officer said.
He received serious head injuries and was taken to the Government Medical College Hospital in Jammu, where doctors said he had slipped into a coma, much like Sarabjit Singh who was attacked in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail on April 26 and died Thursday.
Police said Sanaullah was being tried for murder since the late 1990s for carrying out acts of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir.