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Pakistan should take up cases of Indians lodged there: Chishti
PTI
New Delhi, December 12, 2012
First Published: 13:57 IST(12/12/2012)
Last Updated: 14:02 IST(12/12/2012)

Acquitted by the Supreme Court in a 20-year-old criminal case, Pakistani microbiologist Mohammed Khalil Chishti on Wednesday said his country should deal with cases of Indians lodged in jails there in the same way.

"Just like the Supreme Court here has taken up my case (on humanitarian grounds), their cases (Indians jailed in Pakistan) should be dealt like that," 82-year-old Chishti told reporters when asked how Pakistan should deal with cases of Indians jailed there.

He also said that everyone's case should be dealt within the limits of the Constitution and the court.

Chishti was on Wednesday acquitted by the Supreme Court of murder charge in a 20-year-old criminal case and allowed to return home without any restriction.

A bench of justices P Sathasivam and Ranjan Gogoi noted that 82-year-old Chishti was in jail for almost one year during his stay in the country and "ends of justice will be met by serving him with the period of imprisonment already undergone".


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