A 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blast accused allegedly assaulted an assistant police inspector inside Arthur Road jail on Tuesday, when he was being taken to court. N M Joshi Marg police registered a case against blast accused Firoz Rashid Khan. S Jayakumar, deputy commissioner of police (zone III) confirming it said Khan got violent and injured a police officer.
Assistant police inspector Anup Dange was taking Khan, and other accused Mustafa Dosa, Tahir Merchant, and Abdul Qayyum Shaikh to court when the incident took place, police officers said.
“Firoz’s statement was recorded in the TADA court in which he claimed he was beaten for over ten minutes. The jailor submitted a CD of CCTV footage,” Advocate Farhana Shah, representing Khan said.
Khan told the court that medical officer did not examine him properly.