Mother pleads with the Supreme Court for the release of her son, an Indian military officer, imprisoned in Pakistan for the last 25 years

Pleads in the petition to order the Central Government to put in efforts for the release of her son

Editorial Comment

It would be an unforgivable offence if the Indian Government did not make any effort to free an Indian Army officer who has been held captive in Pakistan for the last 25 years. All the parties that have ruled for the past 25 years are responsible for this. No matter how much these people atone, it will be less.

New Delhi – An Army officer has been a captive in a Pakistani prison for the past 25 years. His mother has filed a petition in the Supreme Court for his release. The petition demands the Honourable Court to direct the Central Government to formally contact the Pakistani Government and ensure the release of her son from the Pakistani prison. The Supreme Court will hear the petition in the first week of April. The petition has been filed by 82-year-old Mala Bhattacharjee. Her son, Captain Sanjit Bhattacharjee, is lodged in a prison in Lahore, Pakistan. Captain Sanjit Bhattacharjee was taken prisoner by the Pakistani Army in April 1997, during a night patrol on the Kutch border in Gujarat.

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