India releases 20 Pakistani prisoners at Wagah check postBy ANI
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
WAGAH - The Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday handed over 20 Pakistani prisoners to the Pakistani Rangers at the Wagah joint check post.
The prisoners were logged in various jails of India and were released after the completion of the sentences as per the Indian law.
Most of them were arrested in India on the charges of inadvertent crossing. Out of 20 Pakistani prisoners, fifteen of them were fishermen who had been lodged in a jail in Jamnagar, Gujarat.
The prisoners urged both governments to release other inmates who have completed their sentences.
It is pertinent to mention that delays in the identification processes are preventing Indian and Pakistani prisoners from being released on time. (ANI)