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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
New Delhi, Dec 31:

Days after seeking a report from Odisha Government in connection with the Iranian born British citizen Narges K Ashtari imprisonment case, Union Foreign Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today took to Twitter to express her inability to help citing that the matter is sub-judice.

ansari-k-nargis Narges K Ashtari

“I have received the report from Government of Odisha. The trial court has convicted Narges K Ashtari to one year imprisonment and Rs 3,00,000/- fine. She has filed an appeal before Sessions Court which is pending. The appellate court has released her on bail pending appeal. This is a judicial order and the matter is sub judice. Therefore, I am unable to help in this case,” tweeted Swaraj today.

Both British Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson and Foreign Minister of Islamic Republic of Iran Javad Zarif were marked in the tweets.

It may be mentioned here that that the Minister had sought a report from the State Government on December 29 in connection with the case.