Very disturbed to read about repeated attacks on Hamid Ansari: SwarajAugust 06, 2016 22:16
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has directed the Indian high commissioner in Pakistan to seek consular access to an Indian prisoner who was attacked at least thrice by inmates in a Peshawar jail.
Hamid Nehal Ansari, a Mumbai resident arrested in 2012 for illegally entering Pakistan from Afghanistan reportedly to meet a girl he had befriended online, suffered injuries after he was attacked by inmates in the Peshawar Central Prison.
"I am very much disturbed to read about repeated attacks on Hamid Ansari who is detained in Peshawar jail since 2012. It is inhuman.
"I have asked our high commissioner in Pakistan to seek consular access to Hamid Ansari in hospital/Jail and report," Swaraj tweeted.
Ansari, 31, was sentenced to three years imprisonment by a military court for possessing a fake Pakistani identity card.