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Relatives visit Sanaullah,condition remains critical

Two family members of Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Ranjay,who was critically injured in a scuffle in a Jammu jail last week

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: May 8, 2013 1:50:18 am

Two family members of Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Ranjay,who was critically injured in a scuffle in a Jammu jail last week,visited him at the Advanced Trauma Centre of the PGIMER Hospital here on Tuesday.

Doctors said the condition of Sanaullah continues to be critical and he is now suffering from jaundice as well.

His brother-in-law Mohammed Shehzaad and nephew Mohammed Asif reached the hospital at 4.30 pm and spent about 30 minutes with him.

They were accompanied by officials from the Pakistan High Commission.

“Sanaullah’s condition is very critical. We request the government of India to release him to Pakistan on humanitarian grounds,” Mohammed Shehzaad told reporters on Tuesday.

According to a medical report prepared by Prof S N Mathuriya,HoD,Neurosurgery and Prof Y K Batra,incharge of Intensive Care Unit,the clinical condition of the Pakistani prisoner is extremely critical and he has developed jaundice — a sign of severe infection.

The medical bullet on Tuesday said,“The patient continues to be febrile (feverish). The metabolic parameters are almost the same. His oxygen requirement has increased to 80% to maintain the arterial oxygen at the minimal desired level. His X-ray (chest) shows bilateral pulmonary infiltrates…. Neurologically he continues to be the same.”

Sanaullah was admitted to the PGIMER last Friday after he was critically injured in a scuffle with another jail inmate at Kot Balwal jail in Jammu.

Following the deteriorating in the condition of Sanaullah,his family was given visa to visit him at PGIMER.

Petition in SC for repatriation

NEW DELHI: Jammu and Kashmir Panthers Party chief Bhim Singh filed a petition in the Supreme Court on Tuesday,seeking repatriation of foreign and Pakistani prisoners,including Sanaullah Ranjay. The plea also sought a directive to the Centre to repatriate such foreign prisoners,who have already spent more than 15 years in detention in India. Singh said that as per an affidavit by the Centre in August 2012,Sanaullah had completed more than 18 years in jail. ens

Pak cautions citizens travelling to India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday advised its citizens travelling to India to exercise “due caution” following reports that their security “may be in jeopardy”. “The government of Pakistan wishes to advise its citizens who are planning to travel to India to exercise due caution and care while travelling to various parts of India,” said a statement issued by the Foreign Office. PTI

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