Indian attacked twice in Pakistani jail

Indian attacked twice in Pakistani jail

Islamabad, Aug 5 (IANS) An Indian prisoner was injured after being attacked by a Pakistani prisoner in a Pakistani jail, a media report said on Friday.

Hamid Nehal Ansari was attacked twice in the Peshawar Central Prison in the last two months, Dawn online quoted his lawyer as telling a court on Thursday. The lawyer said a jail official also daily thrashed Ansari.

Jail Superintendent Masoodur Rehman, however, argued that the injuries were of minor nature and that such incidents “kept happening” in prisons.

Ansari, serving a three-year term, is kept in a death cell. Rehman said the Indian “can’t be kept in a normal barrack with other prisoners for the sake of his security”.

The lawyer said he wanted security for his client but the jail official had refused to give such a guarantee.

The official had promised to shift Ansari to a hospital after the attack but did not do so. The lawyer also alleged that a prison warder used to beat Ansari daily.

Ansari, who reportedly possessed a fake Pakistani identity card, was arrested by intelligence agencies in Kohat district in November 2012. He was convicted by a military court in February this year.

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  1. Terror in Pak jails ?????

    So that’s what their premier was talking about to root out terrorism from his country, by asking for help from neighbouring countries and before he himself succumbs to terrorism.

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