‘140 foreign nationals lodged in jails’

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday said that there are 140 foreign nationals lodged in different jails of the state.
In written reply to a question from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) MLA, Shafi Ahmad Wani in the Legislative Assembly (LA), Chief Minister and Minister Incharge Home, Omar Abdullah said that 140 foreign nationals were held in 10 different jails of the State.
Out of these, he said, 54 foreign national are held at District Jail Jammu; 29 at Central Jail Srinagar; 22 at Central Jail Kot Balwal Jammu; nine at District Jail Leh; eight at Sub Jail Hiranagar; six at District Jail Kathua; four each at District Jail Poonch and District Jail Rajouri and two each at District Jail Baramulla and District Jail Kupwara.
However, to the supplementary question, the government said that no person of Jammu and Kashmir involved in any criminal cases in the State is being incarcerated in jails outside the state.
While the government has expressed ignorance over the number of persons booked under sexual harassment, gender discrimination, rape and female foeticides cases in the state during past two years,
“The required information is being collected and will be submitted during the current session of the state legislature,” the written reply to the supplementary question said.