Pravin Mahajan's plea to move out of jail rejected
However, the court has allowed newspapers in prison and ordered the police to return his car seized on the day he shot Pramod.Updated: May 19, 2006 20:34 IST
A local court on Friday rejected Pravin Mahajan's plea that he be allowed to move out of his high security cell in jail but allowed him newspapers in prison and ordered the police to return his car seized on the day he shot at elder brother and BJP leader Pramod Mahajan.
The court rejected Pravin's plea that he be allowed to move out of his high security egg-shaped cell, as he felt suffocated in it, on strong opposition from the public prosecutor.
Jail authorities also told the court that they were understaffed and it would not be possible to guard Pravin as the prosecution claimed that allowing Pravin out of his cell could be dangerous as anyone could attack him.
However, the court said if Pravin desired to do stretching exercises within his cell, jail authorities should provide him with the necessary equipment.
The court, however, adjourned hearing over Pravin's plea that he may be allowed to go for a psychiatric test with the mutual consent of both parties. The matter will now be heard on May 30.
The court directed authorities to provide newspapers to Pravin in jail and asked police to release his car to either his wife or son.
First Published: May 19, 2006 19:42 IST