Jaipur: The dead body of Pakistan prisoner Shakir Ullah aka Mohammed Hanif who was allegedly murdered at Jaipur Central Jail following a brawl over TV volume was handed over to his family at Wagah border on Saturday. He was stoned to death in the Jaipur Central Jail on February 20. Shakir was lodged in the Jaipur’s Jail on espionage charges.
According to the police, Shakir’s body was taken to Wagah border on Friday from Sawai Man Singh Hospital’s (SMSH) mortuary in Jaipur after an order from the central home ministry was received. His body was kept in the mortuary for 10 days.
The prisoner’s body along with his personal possession were handed over after all the legal formalities were taken care of, said official at Wagah border on Saturday.
The Lalkothi police took four prisoners of Jaipur central jail on production warrant to interrogate them in connection with the murder of Pak national Shakir Ullah on Thursday.
The four accused prisoners, identified as Bhajan Meena, Ajeet, Manoj and Kulwinder, are accused of murdering Shakir on February 20 after a brawl over TV volume.
The news hogged the headlines in the wake of Pulwama terror attack. It was assumed that the prisoner was murdered in an outrageous reaction against the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir. But the investigations revealed that the two groups of prisoners fought over an item song that was being played on the TV in the jail’s common room.
The Rajasthan government removed Jaipur jail superintendent and a jailor from duty, while suspended two other prison officials following the murder of Pakistan prisoner Shakir Ullah.
First published: March 3, 2019