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Indian prisoner Hamid Nihal Ansari in Pakistani jail in Peshawar shifted after brawl between the inmates

Earlier on August 5, the Indian High Commission in Islamabad also sent a letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs raising security issues of Indian prisoners

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Islamabad, Sept 11, 2016: Jail authorities in Pakistan’s southern Peshawar city on Saturday shifted an Indian prisoner into a separate room following a brawl between the inmates.

An official from the Central Prison Peshawar confirmed to sources that the convicted Indian prisoner Hamid Nihal Ansari was shifted to a separate room to protect him from his fellow prisoners, who had a fight with him two times.

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The prison authorities took the step after receiving direction from the Peshawar High Court to adopt security measures for protecting the imprisoned Indian national as he was twice attacked by other prisoners.

Earlier on August 5, the Indian High Commission in Islamabad also sent a letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs raising security issues of Indian prisoners.

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In 2013, Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, sentenced by the Supreme Court of Pakistan for being behind a series of bomb blasts in Lahore and Faisalabad in 1990, died after he was allegedly attacked by fellow inmates in the Central Jail, Lahore. (IANS)

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