Give details of prisoner death,India tells Pak

The Indian embassy sent the body to Attari where it was handed over to his family.

Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Published:March 31, 2013 12:13 am

India has asked Pakistan for a “full report” of circumstances surrounding the death of Chamel Singh in a Pakistani jail and a copy of the post-mortem report. Sources said the Indian High Commission again pressed for a copy of the post-mortem report Wednesday when an official from the mission met officials of Foreign Ministry in Islamabad.

The autopsy of Singh,who was from Jammu,was done on March 13 in Lahore and his body was handed over the same day,sources said. The Indian embassy sent the body to Attari where it was handed over to his family.

Reacting to the Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesman’s claim that an Indian official was present during post-mortem,the sources said “no official from the High Commission was present”.

Firing,curfew in Assam silk village

An indefinite curfew was clamped and the Army called out in Sualkuchi,Assam’s famed silk village,on Saturday after weavers turned violent while protesting procurement of Banarasi silk by local traders and sale of those as Assam silk. Kamrup deputy commissioner S K Roy said several persons were injured,three of them seriously,when the police fired to disperse the weavers demanding action against those selling Banarasi silk as Assam silk in Sualkuchi. The weavers had also called a bandh Saturday.

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