UP jail authorities oppose Babloo`s plea for custody parole

Last Updated: Monday, May 24, 2010 - 20:47

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh jail authorities
on Monday opposed before a Delhi court underworld don Babloo
Srivastava`s plea for custody parole to help him recuperate
following an eye operation, saying he was an internationally
notorious criminal.

The reply filed by authorities of Bareilly district jail
where Babloo is lodged at present to Additional Sessions
Judge Shalinder Kaur said that the accused cannot be allowed
to remain outside the prison for 10 days.

They also claimed that Babloo, the internationally
notorious criminal, was being kept in a high security barrack,
which is airy and has clean environment as required for his
eye problem.

Babloo, whose original name is Om Prakash, had on May
seven filed the application in the court seeking custodial
parole as he was required to stay at a hygienic place outside
the prison to recover after an operation in his left eye on
April 30 in Lucknow. He was discharged from hospital on May
three.

He had also submitted that he was ready to pay for all
the expenses that may be incurred over taking him out of the
prison and keeping him at a different place.

The jail authorities, submitted that the accused is to be
taken to hospital again on May 27 and further the doctors had
yet not decided the date for operation in his right eye.

The court after taking the reply of jail authorities of
Bareilly prison where Babloo is lodged since June 11, 1999,
adjourned the matter for May 29.

Babloo, extradited from Singapore in 1995, is accused of
threatening businessman Sheetal Prasad Singh who had lodged
the FIR against him and others with the Delhi police`s Special
Cell in 2003.

According to the police, the accused had allegedly put
Singh, who was into the business of making high security
registration plates since 2001, in fear of death and forced
him to meet Babloo and another businessman Nitin Shah.

Babloo, along with his three associates Fazlu-ur Rehman,
Pradeep Khurana and Jitender Singh, is facing trial for
allegedly making threatening calls to Singh to extort Rs 25
lakh from him between March 2003 to April 2003.

PTI



First Published: Monday, May 24, 2010 - 20:47

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