India to repatriate 66 pak prisoners
Amritsar December 30:
Despite growing tension on the borders in the aftermath of Mumbai attacks, India has decided to repatriate 66 Pakistani nationals lodged in various jails across the country tomorrow.
The prisoners, who would be repatriated through the Attari land border, include three women and a minor child. A mother-daughter duo of Joban Bai and Roshan Bai, Aamna Sultan and her minor child and 11 others had been lodged in the high-security Amritsar Central Jail for the past few months.
SP Singh, Superintendent, Amritsar Central Jail, said the Centre has issued the directive to release 66 prisoners, of which 51 were lodged in Gujarat and Rajasthan jails, one in Delhi and 14 in Amritsar. “The prisoners are being repatriated following completion of legal procedures.
Another Pakistani prisoner from Mumbai jail is also expected to join them later. Joban Bai, Roshan Bai and Aamna Sultan, all from Karachi, had been lodged here for the past six months. They were arrested at Attari railway station on charges of forging travel documents,”