Pakistani envoy visits prisoner Sanaullah in Chandigarh hospital

Last Updated: Mon, May 06, 2013 12:50 hrs

Pakistani High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir on Monday visited Chandigarh's Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI) to enquire after the health of critically injured prisoner Sanaullah Ranjay.

The Pakistani prisoner continued to be 'critically sick' and in 'deep coma' yesterday.

Pakistani High Commission officials had earlier last week visited the comatose prisoner after India granted them consular access.

Sanaullah was injured during a scuffle with another inmate in Jammu jail earlier on Friday morining where he was serving life term after being convicted under TADA provisions.

He was arrested in 1999. A resident of Sialkot in Pakistan, Sanaullah was immediately shifted from the high-security Kot Bhalwal jail to Government Medical College Hospital, and later rushed to PGIMER in Chandigarh in an air ambulance after doctors said his condition was critical.

The incident involving Sanaullah came a day after the death of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who was brutally attacked on April 26 by six Pakistani inmates in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat Jail. (ANI)

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