‘Threat’ to Afzal Guru: 3 Tihar inmates shifted
Three Tihar inmates, who according to a written complaint filed by Afzal Guru wanted to kill him, have been shifted out of the sub-jail that also houses the 2001 Parliament attack case convict.delhi Updated: May 31, 2010 00:01 IST
Three Tihar inmates, who according to a written complaint filed by Afzal Guru wanted to kill him, have been shifted out of the sub-jail that also houses the 2001 Parliament attack case convict.
HT was the first to report on Guru writing to the Tihar authorities in March.
The three inmates are Sonu, Saabir Ali and Shehzad.
“Afzal had written he had ‘jaan ka khatra’ (threat to life) from Sonu, Saabir and Shehzad,” a jail source confirmed while requesting for anonymity.
“The three have been relocated to another sub-jail,” the source said.
Apart from Guru, another death convict, Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, had submitted a similar complaint against the trio. Guru and Bhullar, according to the jail source, “are close friends and often act together”.
Guru and Bhullar are lodged at the high security ward (number 8), sub-jail number three.
Sonu, Ali and Shehzad are charged with crimes ranging from extortion to assault.
On being asked if the threat to Guru and Bhullar was real, the source dismissed the duo’s complaint. On Afzal Guru’s plea, the source said it could well be a ploy of the death convict to seek a transfer to a jail in Srinagar where his family is based.