A special NIA court Thursday directed the Tihar Jail Superintendent to appear in person before it on June 7 after Indian Mujahideen member Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar claimed they were not being provided even the basic amenities in the high security prison.
The order came after Bhatkal, Akhtar and some other suspected members of the banned terror group were produced before district judge I S Mehta in connection with a case lodged by NIA regarding the larger conspiracy of IM to carry out strikes in India. “The accused persons are complaining about insufficient facilities provided to them in the jail. Superintendent Central Jail Tihar is directed to appear in person on the next date of hearing i.e. June 7 for assisting the court,” the court said. It also directed the jail authorities to provide necessary medical facilities to the accused according to rules.