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Court seeks report from Tihar authorities on plea of convict

A Delhi court sought a report from Tihar Jail authorities on the medical help being provided to a convict who complained of stress after he made a sensational revelation regarding use of cell phones inside high-security prison.



New Delhi: A Delhi court today sought a
report from Tihar Jail authorities on the medical help being
provided to a convict who complained of stress after he made a
sensational revelation regarding use of cell phones inside the
high-security prison.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja directed the
prison authorities to inform the court by June 10 as to what
sort of medication or counselling were provided by them to the
convict who is serving life term.

The convict had last year created a sensation before the
court by bringing out a SIM card hidden in his mouth to claim
that mobile phones were being freely used inside the
high-security prison campus.

The court had then ordered an inquiry by Delhi police`s
Special Cell, which reportedly indicted the jail authorities
and said that mobile phones were being used inside the prison
and even the jammers installed there not functioning properly.
On May 25, this year, the Tihar jail authorities had
assured the High Court that all cell phones from inmates would
be confiscated.

The convict filed an application before the CMM`s court
seeking a direction that he should be kept in an ordinary ward
as he was suffering from mental stress.

The court, which sought a report from jail authorities was
told that the convict had behaved erratically earlier and had
attempted suicide on May 29, last year.

In view of the report, the court directed the jail
authorities, which had kept him in a high security ward, to
inform whether they had provided medication and counselling
to him.

PTI

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