25 Indian prisoners go insane in Pakistan jail
Over 100 prisoners are languishing in Kot Lakhpat jail of Lahore in Pakistan after the expiry of their sentence and 25 among them have gone insane.india Updated: Jan 07, 2004 17:42 IST
Over 100 prisoners are languishing in Kot Lakhpat jail of Lahore in Pakistan after the expiry of their sentence and 25 among them have gone insane.
This was revealed by Shahid Ali, who reached his home in Ghaziabad yesterday after being released from the Pakistan prison where he spent nearly three years.
Thirty-five-year-old Shahid, son of Kasim Ali, said "there is no law for Indians in Pakistan."
He had gone to Pakistan by the Samjhouta Express on October 30, 2000 to meet his sister there and was arrested on November nine, 2000 with 200 grams of gold and convicted to five-year imprisonment which was reduced to two-and-a-half years by the Lahore High Court.
This was further reduced to 15 months taking into consideration his good conduct, Shahid said. But he was kept in the jail for three years.
Shahid said over 100 Indian prisoners were languishing in the Kot Lakhpat jail. Of them, 25 have gone insane. Efforts should be made for their treatment, he added.
First Published: Jan 07, 2004 17:42 IST