124 Pakistanis involved in terror acts lodged in Indian jails

Terrorism in Pakistan
New Delhi, Dec 7: A total of 124 Pakistanis are in various jails across the country for their involvement in terror activities, and three of them have been sentenced to death, the government said today (Dec 7).

"As on date, a total of 124 Pakistani nationals are reportedly lodged in various Indian jails for their involvement in terrorist activities in the country," Minister of State for Home Jitendra Singh informed the Rajya Sabha.

Three of the prisoners -- Mohammad Arif, Mohammad Hussain and Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, who was involved in 26/11 Mumbai terror attack -- have been sentenced to death.

The Minister said the repatriation of Pakistani nationals is covered under the Protocol on Consular Access and whenever the Pakistani nationals, including those considered terrorists, are arrested for their involvement in any anti-India activity, the Pakistan government is officially intimated about their arrest through diplomatic channel.

The Indian government then arranges for provision of Consular Access to these Pakistani nationals and this arrangement is made in the central jails. "Once the Pakistani government confirms the nationality of these nationals, they are repatriated to Pakistan after completion of their sentences under Indian judicial process," Singh said.


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