India on Friday rejected Pakistan government`s claim that there were 25 Pakistanis languishing in various prisons in the country even after completing their jail terms.
Apprehending a backlash following the death of Sarabjit Singh, 57 Pakistani prisoners, including two women, lodged in Punjab jails have been segregated from other prisoners.
The jail administration could learn about the incident only an hour after the prisoners escaped.
In a goodwill gesture, India on Tuesday repatriated 19 Pakistani prisoners, mostly fishermen, after releasing them from Bhuj jail.
Twenty-nine Pakistani prisoners and some fishermen lodged in Indian jails will be released by the government on Friday.
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