Govt To Approach Centre Over Chamel’s Death In Pak Prison

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SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government said on Wednesday it will approach the Foreign Ministry to seek the post-mortem report of Indian prisoner Chamel Singh, who died in a Pakistani jail. He was allegedly tortured to death in the prison, as claimed by some media reports.

An initial autopsy report has indicated wardens of the Pakistan prison allegedly beat up 40-year-old Chamel to death, where he was serving a term for illegally crossing the border. The Pakistan authorities have consistently denied that Chamel died at the hands of jailers.

Meanwhile, Minister of State for Home Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo said the jail official must be punished. “We will ask for a detailed post-mortem report and take up the issue with the MEA (Ministry of External Affairs),” he added.

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