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Terrorists brainwashing inmates in Jammu jail; J&K wants them sent to Tihar

A bench of Justices L N Rao and M R Shah sought a response from Centre and the Delhi govt on the plea

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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A general view of the Supreme Court. Photo: Aashish Aryan

The and Kashmir government on Friday moved the seeking the transfer of seven Pakistani terrorists from jail to Tihar prison here on grounds that they were allegedly indoctrinating local prisoners.

A bench of Justices L N Rao and M R Shah sought a response from Centre and the on the plea.

and Kashmir government's standing counsel Shoaib Alam said terrorists belonging to various organisations need to be shifted out of Jammu jail as they were involved in the indoctrination of local prisoners.

If not Tihar, they can be shifted to other high security prisons in and Punjab, he said.

To this, the bench said it will hear the matter and asked Alam to ensure that a copy of the notice is served to the seven terrorists also.

A day after the Pulwama attack on February 14, the government moved the apex court to shift a Lashkar-E-Taiba terrorist out of Jammu jail.

First Published: Fri, February 22 2019. 12:15 IST
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