Indian Mujahideen founder Yasin Bhatkal opposes solitary confinement in Tihar jail

28 February 2017, 06:02 PM
Indian Mujahideen terrorist Yasin Bhatkal is accused in  Dilsukhnagar twin blasts case among others (File photos from PTI)
Indian Mujahideen terrorist Yasin Bhatkal is accused in Dilsukhnagar twin blasts case among others (File photos from PTI)

Indian Mujahideen terrorist Yasin Bhatkal on Tuesday approached a Delhi court seeking direction to the superintendent of the Tihar jail in Delhi not to keep him in solitary confinement.

Bhatkal, who was recently awarded death penalty in the 2013 Hyderabad blast case, moved an application before the court saying that in view of the law laid down by the Supreme

Court, lodging him in isolation in a separate cell was in violation of articles of the Constitution.

The court has sought a reply from the jail authorities and put up the matter for further hearing on March 7.

Bhatkal's counsel M S Khan also claimed in the application that his solitary confinement amounts to contempt of court.

Bhatkal is at present in judicial in several terror cases, including Dilsukhnagar twin blasts case in which he has been awarded capital punishment by an NIA court. 

First Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 05:55 PM
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