Supreme Court asks Centre to ‘positively’ file status report on foreign prisoners

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked the government of India (GoI) to “positively” file a report before it on the latest status of foreign nationals, including those from Pakistan, languishing in jails after having served their full sentence, a report said.

According to a New Delhi based news gathering agency, a bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan asked the government to file within four week its report in pursuance to the apex court’s May 3 this year order.

“Let Union of India file the report in compliance of order dated May 3, 2017 within a period of four weeks, positively. List the matter after four weeks,” the SC said.

The GoI had earlier informed the apex court that it had filed a status report in the matter in April last year.

The court was hearing the plea which has sought release and repatriation of foreign nationals languishing in different jails in India even after having served their full sentence.

The petition has also raised the issue of Pakistani prisoners arrested for illegally entering India through Jammu and Kashmir.


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