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IHC orders probe into corruption, maltreatment of prisoners in Adiyala jail

Islamabad High Court has ordered to launch investigation into corruption, crimes and maltreatment of prisoners in Adiyala jail.

Chief Justice Islamabad High Court Justice Ather Minallah passed the orders on the plea of prisoner. The prisoner in his plea pointed out the corruption and patronage of influential prisoner’s mafia. He also complained about the maltreatment and cruelty against prisoners in his plea.

The court remarked that it seems as if all the jails within the country are under the influence of elites. The court further remarked that the state is responsible for the protection of prisoners and the majority of the detainees are not convicted, they are under trial and can be considered innocent.

The court remarked that the illegal treatment of prisoners is a serious violation of the Constitution of Pakistan.

The court also sought a report from Sherry Mazari, head of the Commission for the Rights of Prisoners, and Secretary Human Rights.