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India has reminded Pak about repatriating imprisoned Hamid Ansari: MEA

Updated: Aug 11, 2016 14:02 IST

New Delhi, Aug. 11 (ANI): The official Spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said that it had reminded Pakistan about its responsibility to send incarcerated Indian Citizen Hamid Ansari back home at the earliest.

"We have reminded the Government of Pakistan of its responsibility to ensure his security. We have also conveyed that according to our understanding since his sentence of three year's are already over he should be released and repatriated to India at the earliest," said MEA Spokesman Vikas at his daily media briefing.

"As far as we are concerned, on the 5th of August, we have once again taken up very strongly the matter of the security of Hamid Ansari while he is in the custody of Pakistani authority,"he added.

Hamid Ansari was attacked earlier this month in a Pakistani jail and his mother, Fauzia Ansari, has approached the Inidan government to do everything within its power to bring her son back.

Hamid's parents told ANI that they came to know about the incident through the Pakistani newspaper Dawn, and they know only what is published or what their lawyer tells them, as they have no direct contact with their son.

Hamid Nehal Ansari entered Pakistan with the help of a fake identity card sent by Facebook friends. They left him in a Kohat hotel on November 14, 2012, from where he was arrested and sentenced to three years imprisonment for espionage. (ANI)