Pakistan releases ailing Indian prisoner on humanitarian grounds

WION Web Team Amritsar, Punjab, India May 04, 2018, 08.06 AM(IST)

Jetindaera Arjanwara, who is a resident of Madhya Pradesh, said he was happy to return. Photograph:( ANI )

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Owing to his deteriorating health, Pakistan on Thursday released Indian prisoner Jetindaera Arjanwara who was in a Pakistani jail since 2013

Owing to his deteriorating health, Pakistan on Thursday released Indian prisoner Jetindaera Arjanwara who was in a Pakistani jail since 2013.

The Indian National, who is a resident of Madhya Pradesh, said he was happy to return.

"'I have TB and Cancer, I was treated in Pakistan's jail, happy that I'm back," he told ANI.

Attari Naib Tehsildar Karanpal Singh said that he was given the duty of bringing Arjanwara back from ICP Attari to the hospital.

"Was given the duty to bring the boy back from ICP Attari to the hospital. He was brought through an ambulance with medical officers," he told ANI.

A statement from the Pakistan Foreign Office said that Pakistan will release Indian citizen Jetindaera, who is suffering from a blood disease, on humanitarian grounds, Geo TV reported.

(With inputs from ANI)