Sanaullah Haq is seen in his regular jail uniform after attending a routine practice inside Kotbhalwal central jail in Jammu in this May 20, 2011 file picture.— File Photo by Reuters
ISLAMABAD: After the death of Pakistani prisoner, Sanaullah Haq, the inmates at the high security Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu area of Indian-administered Kashmir staged protests and raised anti-India slogans in the jail premises.
The jail authorities used brute force to prevent escalation in protests.
Angered over the death of Sanaullah at a Chandigarh hospital following murderous assault in the jail, Pakistani prisoners at the Kot Bhalwal jail also had a verbal brawl with Indian inmates,KMS reported.
Later, the Pakistani prisoners started fast to protest the death of Sanaullah. “Pakistani prisoners here (in the jail) have not taken food in afternoon. We are pursuing them,” a jail officer of the Kot Bhalwal jail Jammu told Indian news agency Press Trust of India.
Meanwhile, a senior officer of Prison department said, “27 items belonging to Sanaullah have been sent to Chandigarh through a special messenger.”
The items include a prayer mat besides daily use items like his slippers, comb, brush and clothes, the officer said. These items are being handed over to officials of Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), he said.
Sanaullah was attacked by ex-Indian trooper Vinod Kumar on May 3 inside the prison , a day after the Indian spy, Sarabjit Singh, died at a hospital in Lahore.