Supreme Court directed to GOI to expedite trial of foreign prisoners
New Delhi/Jammu, December 02 (Scoop News) – Division Bench of the Supreme Court of India comprising JJ R.M. Lodha and H.L. Gokhale today in their observations directed the Union of India and the state authorities to expedite the trials and repatriation of the foreign prisoners as the court is concerned about the life and liberty of a person residing in India.
In a statement Prof. Bhim Singh, Sr. Advocate & Executive Chairman, State Legal Aid Committee said that the court was hearing a writ petition seeking repatriation of illegally detained foreigners by the Government of J&K for over a decade.
Prof. Bhim Singh who filed writ petition, urged the court for intervention to ensure release and repatriation of Pakistani, POK and other foreign prisoners who have been illegally and improperly detained in different jails of the country for years.
According to statement that Prof. Bhim Singh submitted before the court seeking its directive to the Union of India for immediate repatriation of 54 foreign prisoners who have completed sentences lodged in different jails of India namely, Harsid@Arsind, son of Mohammed Khan (CJ, Jaipur), 2). Mohammed Amin, son of Rana Maqsood (CJ, Sub-Jail, Raisingh Nagar), 3). Maksood Ali@Faizal (CJ, Sriganganagar), 4). Mohammed Khalid, son of Mohd. Yusuf (CJ, Sriganganagar), 5). Jeevan Ram, son of Virma Ram (CJ, Sriganganagar), 6). Ashraf Hussain, son of Ahmed Baksh (CJ, Sriganganagar), 7). Muneer, son of Gul Mohammed (CJ, Sriganganagar), 8). Tayyab Tahir Zamil, son of Mohd. Yaqoob (CJ, Sriganganagar), 9). Ramzan, son of Mattara Khan (CJ, Jaiselmer), 10). Javed Aslam, son of Mohammed Baksh (Sub-Jail Jaiselmer), 11). Ikhtayar Khan, son of Umar (CJ, Jaiselmer), 12). Hamid, son of Mohammed Hussein (CJ, Jodhpur), 13). Habib, son of Late Habib Ali (CJ, Jodhpur), 14). Faiz Mohammed, son of Allahdia (Distt Jail Saharanpur), 15). Abdul Sharif, son of Ghulam (CJ, Aitsar, Iranian national, completed sentence in July 1997), 16). Mohammed Aslam Khan, son of Abdul Rahim (CJ, Aitsar, Bangladeshi national, completed sentence in Nov., 2003), 17). Malang Faqir, son of Baba Nuri Lal (CJ, Aitsar), 18). Ms. Rahila, d/o Irfan, w/o Ghabral (CJ, Aitsar), 19). Tajimudeen, son of Luftar Rehman (CJ, Aitsar), 20). Akbar Ali, son of Nawab Ali (CJ, Aitsar), 21). Mohammed Arshad, son of Arshad Shahid (CJ, Aitsar), 22). Mohammed Sadiq, son of Mohammed Amir (CJ, Aitsar), 23). Mohammed Issa, son of Gul Mohammed (CJ, Aitsar), 24). Ms. Shukla Ghosh, d/o Kiran Mohan Ghosh (CJ, Aitsar, Bangladeshi national, completed sentence in Oct., 2000), 25). Mohammed Bilal, son of Rahmat Ali (CJ, Aitsar), 26). Nadeem Sarwar, son of Akram (CJ, Aitsar, completed sentence in March 2006), 27). Suzad Ali, son of Akbar Ali (CJ, Aitsar), 28). Sabir Hussein, son of Barkat Ali (CJ, Aitsar), 29). Goonga (CJ, Aitsar), 30). Shingar Ali, son of Baba Hussein Ali (CJ, Aitsar, completed sentence in April 2007), 31). Goonga@Bola (CJ, Aitsar, completed sentence in Dec., 2007), 32). Afuzal, son of Kurta Thela (CJ, Aitsar), 33). Ali (CJ, Aitsar), 34). Ali@Goonga (CJ, Aitsar), 35). Goonga (CJ, Aitsar), 36). Mohd. Ian, son of Mohd. Anwar (CJ, Aitsar), 37). Rameez Raja@Abad, son of Abud Shah (CJ, Aitsar, completed sentence in Sept., 2007), 38). Mohd. Azmal, son of Taz Gul@Taz Mal (CJ, Aitsar, completed sentence in Oct., 2007), 39). Elias, son of Rahim Khan (CJ, Aitsar), 40. Goonga (CJ, Aitsar). 40). Baggu, son of Jeevan (CJ, Aitsar), 41). Shaukat Ali, son of Ala Ditta (CJ, Aitsar), 42). Fakirmamad Bachu Hinjorja (CJ, JIC Bhuj, completed sentence in April 2003), 43). Imtiad Ali, son of Mahmad Bax (CJ, JIC Bhuj, completed sentence in July 2006), 44). Denanu Alvarayo (CJ, JIC Bhuj, completed sentence in August, 2006), 45). Shahid Mohammad Faqir Mohamad Fulani (CJ, JIC Bhuj), 46). Allanu Ismile Mallah (CJ, JIC Bhuj), 47). Mohamad Iqbal Haji (CJ, JIC Bhuj, completed sentence in January, 2007), 48). Bachan Lal, son of Chaman Lal (CJ, Ambala), 49). Mohd. Asif, son of Fazal Hussein (CJ, Kotbhalwal, J&K), 50). Ali Akbar, son of Anwar (Distt. Jail, Jammu), 51). Atta Arif, son of Attaullah (CJ, Kotbhalwal), 52). Arabi Ishfaq Teli@Sadiq Teli (CJ, Kotbhalwal, J&K), 53). Haider Ali, son of Munir Ali (CJ, Jammu), 54). Pialaz Bhill, son of Juman Bhill (Distt. Jail, Jammu).
Prof. Bhim Singh further submitted the apathy on the part of the state to detain 8 Indian citizens without offence in Central Jail, JIC Bhuj since October 2008 namely, 1). Hussein Sumar Chavda (CJ, JIC Bhuj), 2). Aminabai w/o Hussein Chavda (CJ, JIC Bhuj), 3). Aslam Hussein Chavda (CJ, JIC Bhuj), 4). Sayra Hussein Chavda (CJ, JIC Bhuj), 5). Sugra Hussein Chavda (CJ, JIC Bhuj), 6). Sulaman Hussein Chavda (CJ, JIC Bhuj), 7). M. Sarif Hussein Chavda (CJ, JIC Bhuj), 8). Salim Hussein Chavda (CJ, JIC Bhuj).
Prof. Bhim Singh in his plea submitted that under the Indian Constitution no person can be detained for more than 24 hours without registering an offence against him or her. He said that this is apathy on the part of the state that eight human beings, particularly Indian citizens have been detained in jail for more than three years.
Prof. Bhim Singh further submitted that 53 human beings (Pakistani nationals) have not been tried for their alleged offence u/s. 14 Foreigners Act since April 2007. He urged the court to direct the Govt of India for their deportation. He regretted that their trials have not been completed in nearly five years whereas maximum sentence u/s. 14 FA could not exceed five years.
The Supreme Court accepted Prof. Bhim Singh’s plea to file additional affidavit in this case to enable him to assist the court in the interest of justice and rule of law.
Prof. Bhim Singh, Sr. Advocate was assisted by M/s. B.S. Billowria, Gaurav Kumar Bansal, Ms. Ritu Puri, P.V. Yogeswaran and Satish Vig, Advocates.
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