Assault in jails: Top court seeks replies of centre, J&K
Incidents of attack on foreign prisoners have ‘international ramifications’, top court on Tuesday said asking the Centre and J&K government to apprise it of steps to ensure that assaults similar to the one on Pakistani inmate Sanaullah Ranjay do not recur. A bench of justices R M Lodha and S J Mukhopadhya also voiced displeasure over the pace of progress in investigation into the death of Ranjay at Kot Balwal Jail in Jammu. ‘Such incidents have international ramifications. The government has to tell us that about the certain steps that have been taken and are being contemplated to ensure that such incidents do not recur in future,’ the court said.