India releases six Pakistani prisoners

India sent back six Pakistani prisoners after they were released from different jails.

Updated: Jun 22, 2011, 20:22 PM IST

Attari: India on Wednesday sent back six
Pakistani prisoners after they were released from different
jails.

All the prisoners were released at Joint Check Post of
Attari international border and they crossed over to
Pakistan through the land transit route on the basis of
`Emergency Travel Certificate` issued by the Delhi based
Pakistan High Commission.

They were arrested after they crossed over to Indian
territory without passport and visa, officials said.

The repatriated prisoners are Mohammad Naran released
from Palra jail of Bhuj in Gujarat, Mohammad Arshad released
from a jail in Rajasthan, Asgar Ali released from Bikaner jail
in Rajasthan, and Iqbal Sadiq, Nasir Ullah and Amjad Ali were
released from three different jails of Punjab, an official at
Attari border said.

Naran has spent fifteen years behind the bars in India
since Pakistan was not confirming his antecedents, the
official said.

PTI