Plea of Dawood's suspected aide transferred to Disrict Judge
New Delhi: A Delhi court has transferred a plea of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's suspected aide Khalil Ahmed, seeking to apprise the authorities of the places in Rohini jail, where inmates hide their indigenous weapons, to the district judge for hearing.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Vinod Yadav marked the plea of Khalil Ahmed, facing prosecution in several criminal cases, to be placed before District and Sessions Judge Sunita Gupta for April 27.
Khalil, who had recently created a drama in the courtroom by removing his shirt to show abrasions over his abdomen and back, allegedly made in blade attack by Rohini jail inmates, had told CMM Yadav that he knew hideouts in jail, where the undertrial keep their indigenously prepared arms.
Khalil had earlier said he had informed Rohini jail authorities about it but no action was taken on this and his complaint should be transferred to the District and Sessions Judge for further action.
"Let the bunch of applications filed by Khalil be placed before the District and Sessions Judge on April 27 at 2 pm," the CMM said.
Khalil had earlier told the court that he was attacked by fellow inmates and convicts serving life term at jail number 2 of Rohini Jail with blades and knives.
He had also alleged that all this was done at the behest of the jail staff and the police.
Khalil, who was arrested by the Delhi Police in 2009 near India Habitat Centre here on a complaint of Delhi-based businessman Qmar Ahmed, is accused in 34 criminal cases of extortion, murder, dacoity, kidnapping, assault, intimidation and attempt to murder.
Khalil had told the court that he was not produced before it even when his case was listed for hearing as the jail staff feared that he would show his fresh wounds to the judge and that he has been attacked six times till date.
In November last year, a sessions court had absolved Khalil of stringent MCOCA charges as the police had failed to prove that he was running an organised crime syndicate.
The court, however, had said there was sufficient evidence for Khalil's prosecution on charges of criminal intimidation, extortion and threatening the businessman under the provisions of Indian Penal Code.