Egg, worms in my food, alleges jailed sadhvi
Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, the prime accused in the September 29 Malegaon blast case, has alleged egg was mixed with her food in the Byculla jail though it was against her principles to eat it. Vignesh Iyer reports.india Updated: Mar 04, 2009 01:15 IST
Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, the prime accused in the September 29 Malegaon blast case, has alleged egg was mixed with her food in the Byculla jail though it was against her principles to eat it.
Thakur has made an application in the special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court requesting food from home during her stay in judicial custody.
“She has developed fear for the food being served to her in the jail,” the application said.
In custody since October, Thakur’s bail plea is pending before the special MCOCA court.
Filed by her lawyer Naveen Chomal, the latest application by Thakur said she had found pieces of boiled egg in the boiled cabbage that was brought to her for lunch in jail.
It said as soon as she made the discovery, she immediately vomited out everything she had eaten.
The application said when Thakur complained to the jail authorities, an inquiry was promised but was never conducted.
Outside court, her lawyer said the incident did not seem to be an accident.
“It looks like a deliberate attempt,” Chomal said.
Jailor Sudhir Kingare, said jail food was “strictly” vegetarian. “We never prepare non-vegetarian food in the jail and all undertrials are served a strictly vegetarian diet.”
Thakur’s application also said that for a long time she was served substandard food “not fit for human consumption” and which she was unable to digest, forcing her to seek medical treatment.
It added that Thakur had even complained to jail authorities about worms in the food served.
First Published: Mar 04, 2009 01:14 IST