Pak prisoner to be released by India after 15 months detention



Lahore: Pakistani prisoner Sikander Azam is set to be released on Monday by Indian authorities after 15 months of detention.

Azam, who completed his sentence in July 201l, will cross the Wagha Border on October 9 with two other prisoners, reports the news agency.

Azam was arrested from Jammu railway station on July 18, 2008 under the Public Safety Act, and was sentenced to three years'' imprisonment and was fined. Despite completing the sentence on July 18, 2011 he was kept in confinement at Jammu jail due to pending legal formalities.

Azam''s Indian counsel Bhim Singh said the Indian Supreme Court directed that he should be shifted to a guest house since he was no more a prisoner, following which he was shifted to a guest house in Delhi.

ANI