Rajasthan shifts 27 Pak prisoners

The Rajasthan government has shifted 27 Pakistani prisoners to different jails in the state following security concerns. The move comes in the wake of the attack on a Pakistani prisoner in Kot Balwal jail in Jammu after the death of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh in Pakistan.

 There were 27 Pakistani inmates lodged in central jails in Ajmer, Jaisalmer, Ganganagar, Bharatpur, Kota and Udaipur. They have now been shifted to jails in Jodhpur and Bikaner.
 Director-General of Police (Jail) Omendra Bhardwaj said that to ensure proper security for Pakistani inmates, the jail authorities shifted 27 Pakistani prisoners to other jails on Friday.

“After assessing the security situation we have decided to shift these prisoners to other jails in the light of the attack in jail on the Pakistani prisoner at Jammu. We don’t want to take any chance with the security of Pakistani prisoners in our state,” he said.  It is a temporary measure. Once the tension eases and situation normalises after a couple of months, the authorities would think of shifting the prisoners back to their previous jails, Bhardwaj added.

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