Plea to not keep depressed Jundal in isolation

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Feb 09, 2013 00:30 IST

Ejaz Naqvi, Abu Jundal’s lawyer, filed an application before the special court on Friday, pleading that Jundal not be kept in solitary confinement at the Arthur Road jail. Naqvi said that since the 26/11 terror attacks handler was suffering from depression, he should be kept with other inmates.

Naqvi alleged that Jundal had been kept in isolation, which was against his fundamental right. The special court has now asked the prosecution to file a say on the application.

Jundal, who was shifted to the city’s Arthur Road prison from Delhi’s Tihar jail on Tuesday, has been kept in the same anda cell where Mohammad Amir Ajmal Kasab, one of the 10 terrorists who carried out the 26/11 terror attacks, had been kept before he was hanged.

However, the security around the prison is much less as compared to that when Kasab was there.

Meanwhile sources said that Jundal spent most of his time pouring over the 3650-page charge sheet, a copy of which was handed to him as per law.

“An inmate is required to make an application to the jail superintendent in case something is needed. So far Jundal has not made any such application,” said a jail officer, adding that

Arthur Road jail superintendent VD Burkule was currently in Nagpur and would return on Monday. “Jundal is likely to make an application about what he requires on Monday.”

 

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