ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court of Pakistan was informed Wednesday that the prisoners of Adiala Jail have been handed over to the political administration of Tribal area and they would be tried now under the Frontier Crimes Regulations (FCR).

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry heard the prisoners of Adiala Jail case.

Raja Muhammad Irshad, Counsel for intelligence agencies, informed the court that the Interment authority has withdrawn its order against the Adiala Jail prisoners and they have been handed over to the Political administration in tribal area wherein they would be tried under the FCR laws.

Tariq Asad, Counsel for the petitioners, contended that the detainees were detained illegally either by the Interment authority and political administration.

Meanwhile, the court directed counsel for the intelligence agencies to place on record, the report and also directed him to provide copy of the Interment order to counsel for the petitioners as well on the next date of hearing and adjourned further proceedings. The case is adjourned till March 25.