‘Desh Bhakt’ prisoners killed a Pakistani in Jaipur Jail

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Shakir Ullah

Jaipur: A Pakistani national lodged in the central jail here was allegedly killed Wednesday in a brawl with other prisoners.

According to the police, Shakir Ullah, a Pakistani national, was killed by some people at around 1 pm on Wednesday. “The incident occurred over a dispute on volume of television. Further investigation is underway,” Laxman Gaur, Additional Commissioner, Jaipur, told ANI.

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The killing in Jaipur prison has been reported amid heightened tension between India and Pakistan after the Pulwama terror attack.

 

50-year-old Shakir Ullah from Sialkot had spent eight years in the jail, since his arrest under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in 2011 by the anti-terror squad. In 2017, he was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Officials say four prisoners were watching TV when a quarrel broke out. As the fight escalated, the three convicts bashed Shakir Ullah’s head against a stone on the ground, said Laxman Gaur, Additional Commissioner (Crime), Jaipur.

Inspector general (Prisons) Rupinder Singh said Shakrullah was lodged in the jail’s special cell since 2011 and was serving life sentence under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Senior administration and police officials rushed to the jail after learning about the death.

Singh said the post mortem will be conducted on the jail premises under judicial supervision. Agencies

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