Jaipur man languishing in Lahore jail for 36 years to be released next week: MP
Jaipur MP Ramcharan Bohra said the man, now 68, was sentenced to two months in prison but languished there because he did not have consular access over the years.Updated: Aug 10, 2018 01:12 IST
A Jaipur resident who is languishing in a Pakistan jail for 36 years is likely to be released next week, according to an MP.
Union minister of state for external affairs minister VK Singh told a delegation led by Jaipur MP Ramcharan Bohra in New Delhi on Thursday that Gajanand will be set free on the eve of Pakistan’s Independence Day.
“The minister has assured us that Gajanand would be released from Lahore jail on August 13,” Bohra said.
He said the man, now 68, was sentenced to two months in prison but languished there because he did not have consular access over the years.
Jaipur (Rural) police were told in May that Gajanand is in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail. Police received a request for the verification of his nationality.
This raised hopes of Gajanand’s wife Makhni Devi and their two sons Rakesh and Mukesh about seeing him again.
The MP said that it was not clear how Gajanand reached Pakistan.