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Pakistan allowed consular access to injured prisoner

Published: 04th May 2013 02:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th May 2013 02:50 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

India today granted consular access on daily basis to Pakistan officials to visit Sanaullah Ranjay, who was injured in a scuffle with another inmate in Jammu jail and has been admitted to a Chandigarh hospital.

Earlier, a team of Pakistan High Commission officials had met Sanaullah at PGI Chandigarh

"We have given Pakistan High Commission officials consular access on daily basis. They can visit Sanaullah once in a day. They will also be briefed twice a day on the condition of the prisoner," Spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs said here.

He also said there was no change in the condition of Sanaullah. He remains serious but there is no worsening of his condition, the spokesperson said.

Pakistan High Commission officials had visited the injured prisoner at the hospital at 3:30 AM and had also met the attending doctor.

"The doctors have given a very pessimistic prognosis of Sanaullah's recovery or survival and rule out prospects of his medical evacuation," Pakistan High Commissioner Press officer said here.

"Pakistan High Commissioner officers are in Chandigarh and are maintaining contact with the doctors," he said, adding "medical condition shows that Sanaullah was subjected to multiple brutal assaults of unspeakable savagery in the Jammu Jail, which is a matter of deep concern".

India had granted consular access to Pakistani High Commission officials last night. They had also given travel permission to three officials and a driver.

Sanaullah was injured during a scuffle with another inmate in Jammu jail where he was serving life term after being convicted under TADA provisions. He was arrested in 1999.

A resident of Sialkot in Pakistan, Sanaullah was immediately shifted from high-security Kot Balwal jail to Government Medical College Hospital and later rushed to PGIMR in Chandigarh in an air ambulance after doctors said his condition was critical.



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