Dead Pakistani prisoner’s kin to move court

March 16th, 2008 - 11:22 pm ICT by admin  

Lahore, March 16 (IANS) Relatives of Pakistani national Khalid Mehmood, who died in an Indian jail Feb 12, have decided to move court against Indian authorities. Khalid Mehmood’s brother Fateh Mohammad and lawyer Arif Awan announced this here Sunday, Geo TV reported.

They demanded the Pakistani government take all necessary steps to ensure safe return of all illegally detained Pakistani prisoners in India.

Advocate Arif Awan criticised the Pakistani authorities for releasing an Indian spy. He also demanded a proper investigation into the matter against Pakistani officials, including Human Rights Minister Ansar Burney, in the recent release of the Indian prisoner Kashmir Singh.

Earlier, the Indian authorities claimed that Khalid Mehmood, who came to India to watch a cricket match in 2005, was a Pakistani spy. According to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, he was arrested while transferring sensitive documents to some people travelling to Pakistan in May 2006 and died of illness and not from police torture in jail.

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