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Consider giving job to sister of Indian man lodged in Pak jail for 'spying': HC to MHA

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

The High Court today ordered the (MHA) to consider giving job on compassionate ground to the sister of a man languishing in on the charge of being an Indian

has been languishing in a jail since 1994 on charge of being an Indian

The division bench of Justices M R Shah and A J Kogje ordered the MHA to consider giving a job to Kuldeep's sister within a month on compassionate ground as an exceptional case, after checking her educational qualification.

had moved the HC seeking its direction to the Centre to provide her job on the ground that her brother was employed with the (BSF) before he was apprehended by the on the charge of being an Indian

Nikunt Raval, the representing the Centre, told reporters that the division bench read the operative part in which it ordered the MHA to consider appointing Rekha on compassionate grounds, even as the detailed order was awaited.

He said the central government had maintained in its submission that there is no evidence like buckle number or record in recruitment to suggest that was employed with the BSF.

Kuldeep Yadav, who hails from Ahmedabad, was accused by of being an Indian spy, and has been languishing in a jail in

The had informed his family members through a letter dated February 1, 2007, that he was kept in in

In a subsequent letter to his M K Paul, Kuldeep had revealed that he was caught by authorities on March 23, 1994 and kept in detention for three years. After that, a military court sentenced him to 25 years in jail and he was shifted to

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 00:05 IST