Claiming that he is “depressed” over inmates in Tihar jail calling him a “terrorist”, a suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) operative, facing trial for his alleged role in setting up an illegal arms factory, has pleaded before a Delhi court to be shifted to a high-security ward like the other co-accused in the case.
The court has asked the Tihar jail superintendent to file a report on the application on August 7.
The application was moved by Abdur Rahman before the court of Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh.
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“Applicant (Rahman) wants to say that his all co-accused have been lodged in high-security wards of various jails in Tihar except the applicant alone and in the general ward, the inmates are calling the applicant ‘terrorist’ due to which the applicant almost feels depressed.
Also, by staying in the general ward, applicant does not want that he be made the next target,” Rahman stated in his application.
Rahman, facing trial in a case in which a chargesheet has been filed against IM India chief Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Assadullah Akhtar, has requested the court to direct the Tihar authorities to shift him to a high-security ward.
In his plea, Rahman also referred to an alleged assault on suspected IM operative Fasih Mahmood, who was deported from Saudi Arabia in 2012 for his alleged involvement in terror incidents in India, inside Tihar jail.
“So there is a kind request to the court to look into the seriousness of the matter and grant permission to shift the applicant to a high-security ward keeping in view the safety and security of the applicant,” the application states.
In its chargesheet, the Delhi Police alleges that Bhatkal and Akhtar, along with other co-accused, had set up the arms manufacturing factory in Meer Vihar area of Nangloi in Outer Delhi for manufacturing arms and ammunition to carry out terror attacks in Delhi and other parts of the country.