Sadhvi Pragya can be shifted to another jail: Official

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 21:32

Nashik: Following allegations that Pragya
Singh Thakur was not safe in the Nashik Central Prison and
that the authorities were abusing and insulting her, a senior
jail official on Wednesday told a local court that the Malegaon blast
accused sadhvi can be shifted to another cell.

Jail Superintendent Swati Sathe was summoned by local
court judge ST Naik yesterday after a three-member committee
submitted Thakur`s statement alleging she was not safe in the
prison and also that the SP was abusing and insulting her.

Thakur, undergoing treatment for spondylitis in the
Nashik civil hospital since Saturday, had told reporters that
she was harassed mentally and physically and was not safe in the
jail. As a mark of protest, she went on hunger strike.

She called off the hunger strike yesterday and took
food and medicines after the three-member panel headed by Adv
Indrayani Patani, Public Prosecutor Ajay Misar and her counsel
Umesh Walzade recorded her statement on Monday.

The court will hear Thakur`s statement on April 3
and has restrained her from talking to the media.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 21:32

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