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Terrorist pleas for shifting from solitary cell

Wali Ullah, a suspected terrorist accused in the 2006 Banaras bomb blast, has filed a petition before a district and session Judge for his shifting from solitary cell to a general cell at Dasna jail here.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Ghaziabad
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2009 04:23 PM IST

Wali Ullah, a suspected terrorist accused in the 2006 Banaras bomb blast, has filed a petition before a district and session Judge for his shifting from solitary cell to a general cell at Dasna jail here.

In the petition filed before district and session Judge Vishnu Chand Gupta on Monday, Ullah said he is living in a solitary cell for the past two years.

The Judge has fixed July 2 as the date for hearing on the application and asked Jail Superintendent V K Singh and District Administration to file their replies on the issue.

In his application, Ullah said that another suspected terrorist Shakeel Ahmad committed suicide a fortnight ago because he was kept in a solitary cell. Ahmad was arrested for his involvement in a blast at Ghaziabad Railway station in 1997.

On that pretext, Ullah said he does not want to be mentally ill in the solitary cell.

Jail authorities said they will file a reply in the court on July 2 for the need to keep the suspected terrorist in the cell.

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