Accusing the Sri Lankan Navy of detaining stranded Indian fishermen, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to secure the immediate release of all 24 fishermen, lodged in jails in the island nation, and their 75 boats.
At least 36 inmates managed to escape from the Pedrinhas prison in the northern Brazilian state of Maranhao after several of them stole a dump truck which they used to knock down a wall in the facility, authorities said.
Pakistani national Arshad Khan, arrested in connection with alleged conspiracy of Lashkar-e-Toiba to carry out attacks in Delhi and adjoining areas, was sent to Kolkata prison after the Delhi Police told a court here that he was not required for further interrogation.
A British World Cup ticketing executive who allegedly took part in a scam to sell millions of dollars` worth of fraudulent tickets was ordered to be released from prison yesterday while awaiting trial in Brazil.
The Delhi High Court today issued notice to the Centre and the Delhi government on a plea seeking separate police lock-ups for women detainees in order to protect them from "sexual abuse" and "ill-treatment".