Naroda Patiya convict Bajrangi ‘assaulted’ in jail

Naroda Patiya convict and former Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi was allegedly assaulted by prisoners in Sabarmati Central Jail

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:September 20, 2012 12:39 am

Naroda Patiya convict and former Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi was allegedly assaulted by prisoners in Sabarmati Central Jail when he allegedly abused them for not letting him go first to attend the doctor in the indoor jail dispensary on Tuesday. Babu Bajrangi was arrested and lodged in Sabarmati Central Jail on August 31 along with 30 others including former MLA Maya Kodnani.

The incident happened near the dispensary of the jail when Bajrangi along with three riot convicts and four Ahmedabad serial blast accused were waiting in the queue for a check-up. Bajrangi however wanted to get his check up done first,sources from the jail said.

Superintendent (Jails) R J Pargi said,“Bajrangi is a patient of diabetes and his regular check-up was scheduled for Tuesday. He was waiting in the queue to give his blood and urine samples. From what we have gathered,Bajrangi and others got into a spat and abused each other.”

The jail officials said Bajrangi allegedly got into a fight with the Ahmedabad serial blast accused who were also in the queue and made some objectionable comments. This reportedly infuriated the blast accused who got into an argument with him.

The sources said when the chaos got out of control,senior jail officials rushed to the spot.

Pargi said,“We have ordered an inquiry to know why in the presence of jail guards the situation turned uncontrollable. More than 10 guards were present there who had accompanied the prisoners.” He,however,said Bajrangi was not assaulted.

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