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Indian Mujahideen founder Yasin Bhatkal opposes solitary confinement in jail

Bhatkal, who was recently awarded death penalty in the 2013 Hyderabad blast case, moved an application before the court saying lodging him in isolation in a separate cell was in violation of articles of the Constitution.

india Updated: Feb 28, 2017 19:23 IST

PTI, New Delhi
Photos of top Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal .
Photos of top Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal .(HT File Photo)
         

Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal on Tuesday approached a Delhi court seeking direction to the superintendent of the Tihar jail not to keep him in solitary confinement.

Bhatkal, who was recently awarded death penalty in the 2013 Hyderabad blast case, moved an application before the court saying that in view of the law laid down by the Supreme Court, lodging him in isolation in a separate cell was in violation of articles of the Constitution.

The court has sought a reply from the jail authorities and put up the matter for further hearing on March 7.

Bhatkal’s counsel M S Khan also claimed in the application that his solitary confinement amounts to contempt of court.

Bhatkal is at present in judicial custody for several terror cases, including Dilsukhnagar twin blasts case in which he has been awarded capital punishment by an NIA court.

Bhatkal was arrested from India-Nepal border in Bihar’s Raxaul town in August 2013.

First Published: Feb 28, 2017 19:23 IST

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