24 years on, Capt’s mom moves SC to get him freed from Pakistan jail

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NEW DELHI: An 81-year-old mother on Friday sought the

Supreme Court

’s intervention to end her 24-year wait for release of her

son Captain Sanjit

, who went missing in 1997 while on a reconnaissance mission on the India-Pakistan border, was declared dead by the Army and was later found lodged in


’s Kot Lakhpat jail.
A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian were moved as Kamla Bhattacharjee’s counsel Saurabh Mishra narrated her 24-year journey since the disappearance of Captain Sanjit of Gorkha Rifles regiment from

Rann of Kutch

area. The bench sought responses from the ministries of external affairs and defence as the petitioner accused the government of forgetting its bravehearts and not moving the

International Court of Justice

. The CJI said, “I know many such families whose sons, some from the IAF, are missing in similar manner and are feared to be lodged in Pakistani jails”.

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