Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

But the job is not done yet!
Vote for the deserving candidate this year.

Check your mail to know more

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
SPONSORED BY
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
Powered by cricketnext logo
»
1-min read

85-Year-Old Pakistan National Moves Delhi HC to Return Home

An 85-year-old Pakistan national, stuck at a detention centre here for more than eight months after having served a 12-year-jail term for conspiring to smuggle heroin, has moved the Delhi High Court to send him back home.

Press Trust Of India

Updated:January 22, 2017, 9:23 AM IST
facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
85-Year-Old Pakistan National Moves Delhi HC to Return Home
Picture for Representation.
Loading...
New Delhi: An 85-year-old Pakistan national, stuck at a detention centre here for more than eight months after having served a 12-year-jail term for conspiring to smuggle heroin, has moved the Delhi High Court to send him back home.

The Lahore resident's plea for deportation came up for hearing before Justice A K Pathak who sought response of the Centre and the Delhi government before February 2.

Mohd Hanif has contended that he was being "unnecessarily kept at the detention centre" at Lampur in Narela here since April 6 last year after having served his sentence.

He has also claimed that the Pakistan High Commission has cleared his name for deportation.

"Issue show cause notice to the respondents. The central government standing counsel accepts the notice for the respondent no.1 (the Ministry of Home Affairs) and the additional standing counsel accepts notice for the respondent no.2 (the Delhi government) and seek time to file status report.

"Let it be filed within three weeks. List the matter on February 2, 2017," the court said.

Hanif was first arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence in 1996 in a drug smuggling case and was later acquitted by both the trial court in October 2001 and later by the high court in March 2016 after the agency moved an appeal.

Meanwhile, he was arrested in another drug smuggling case in September 2003 and was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment by the trial court in April 2011.

However, on his appeal, the high court had reduced the jail term to 12 years, as per his petition for deportation.




| Edited by: Sujit Nath
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
 
T&C Apply. ARN EU/04/19/13626
 

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results