Abu Jundal, an alleged operative of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, has approached the Bombay high court asking not to be kept in solitary confinement in the same cell where Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab once stayed.
Jundal has been lodged in the Arthur Road prison in central Mumbai. His cell was earlier occupied by Kasab, the lone arrested terrorist of 26/11 attacks, before he was executed at Pune's Yerawada jail.
"The applicant (Jundal) has been kept in solitary confinement since six months. Like all under-trials, Jundal should also be kept in the common barracks and allowed certain privileges," the petition pleaded.
It also claims that he is mentally unfit and was under medication when at Tihar jail in Delhi.