Tihar authorities assures protection to life of IM suspect
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Last Updated: Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 21:16
New Delhi: Tihar Jail authorities on Wednesday assured a Delhi court that a suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist who apprehended threat to his life inside the prison was being given full protection.

In a report submitted to the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja, the jail authorities said that Salman was kept in a jail meant for the undertrials between 18 and 21 years of age.

They also claimed strict vigil was being mounted to ensure protection to his life.

Salman, arrested in the cases relating to serial blasts in Delhi on September 13, 2008, was also asked to keep the jail officials informed about any threat, they said.

The submissions by the Tihar jail authorities came in response to an application filed by Salman on April nine alleging that he received extortion threat inside the prison from a gang which earned notoriety for attacking fellow inmates with blades.

The court, which was to record the statement of witnesses with regard to Salman's plea claiming himself to be a minor at the time of the blasts, adjourned the matter for April 24.

Salman was arrested on March six by Anti-Terrorism Squad of Uttar Pradesh Police from Siddarth Nagar for his alleged role in the serial blasts in the national capital on September 13, 2008.

He had produced a class X marksheet issued by the Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board stating his date of birth as October three, 1992.

The police, however, had claimed there were contradictory reports with regard to his date of birth as the passport obtained by him on forged documents from Nepal showed it to be May 27, 1985.

The AIIMS, which was directed to constitute a medical board, had opined that his age was between 25 and 26.


First Published: Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 21:16

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