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India repatriates 76 Pakistani prisoners

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 21:06

Attari (Amritsar): India on Tuesday repatriated 76 Pakistani prisoners, including two females and a child, who were released from different jails of India.

All the prisoners were set free through the land transit route of Indo-Pak international Attari border here today.

They crossed over to Pakistan on `emergency travel certificate` issued by the Pakistan High Commission in Delhi.

The prisoners were released from prisons at different places including Delhi, Agra, Rajasthan, Jamnagar, West Bengal, Jammu, Kutch, Uttar Pradesh Jail, Central jail Amritsar and four other prisons of Punjab.
Among the released prisoners, Mohmmad Abdullah, released from the Tihar Jail was brought to Attari border amidst tight security provided by the Delhi police. Abdullah was nabbed from Srinagar in alleged terrorist`s activities.

Asif Raief from Karachi claimed that he had entered India from the LoC inadvertently.
According to officials at Attari border, majority of released prisoners from Kutch and Jamnagar jails of Gujarat were fishermen who were arrested for illegal fishing when their boats slipped into India through the territorial water in the Arabian Sea.


First Published: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - 21:06
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