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IndiaSC asks Centre to furnish status report on Pakistani prisoners

SC asks Centre to furnish status report on Pakistani prisoners

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to furnish a fresh status report on prisoners from Pakistan and Pak-Occupied (POK) lodged in Indian jails and detention centres, who have either served their sentence or are not wanted under any law.

A bench of Justices J Chelameswar and A M Sapre said it was a long pending matter and it will dispose it of after examining the issue of how these prisoners can be deported back to their country.

The apex court asked the senior advocate and and Kashmir Panthers Party (JKNPP) chief Bhim Singh and advocate A K Sanghi, appearing for the Government, to come prepared by the next date of hearing on Tuesday on the point as how these prisoners, who have served their sentences and are not wanted under any law, can be deported.

Sanghi said filed five reports have been filed till now in the apex court with regard to the prisoners and, the last affidavit filed in April has said that 254 Pakistani prisoners and 17 fishermen were lodged in jails and detention centres. (Agencies)

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