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May 07, 2013 at 12:19pm IST

Sanaullah's family arrives in India as he continues to be critical

Chandigarh: Injured Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Haq's family members arrived at the Wagah border on Tuesday as he continues to fight for his life at a hospital in Chandigarh. The doctors said that condition of Sanaullah, who was attacked in a Jammu jail last week, has worsened.

The 59-year-old continues to be in deep coma. His family is hoping to visit him in hospital in Chandigarh. Two of them have arrived at the Wagah border after being granted Indian visas. Sanaullah's brother Mohammad Shahzad said, "We have come to meet our brother. We want to request the Indian government to allow us to take him back."

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Pakistani High Commissioner Salman Bashir visited Sanaullah on Monday and demanded an impartial probe into the attack. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said that action has been taken against authorities at the Kot Balwal jail where the attack occurred.

Sanaullah, a resident of Sialkot in Pakistan, is serving a life term after being convicted under TADA provisions following his arrest in 1999. He was injured during a scuffle in high-security Kot Balwal jail in Jammu on Friday and was immediately shifted to Government Medical College Hospital and later rushed to PGIMER in Chandigarh in an air ambulance after doctors said his condition was critical.

He was attacked a day after the death of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who was brutally assaulted by six inmates in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail.

With Additional Inputs from PTI