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Sadhvi assaulted in jail

Sadhvi assaulted in jail

Author: Special Correspondent
Publication: Sakaaltimes.com
Date: April 22, 2009
URL: http://www.sakaaltimes.com/2009/04/22122210/Sadhvi-assaulted-in-jail.html

One of the prime accused in the September 29, 2008 blast at Malegaon, sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur alias Purnachetanandagiri has complained to the special trial court that she was beaten up by an inmate of the Byculla jail where she is lodged.

Sadhvi's advocate Ganesh Sovani on Tuesday moved an application before the Maharashtra Control for Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court seeking to file a private complaint.

Additional Sessions Judge M R Puranik allowed her to file a complaint and accordingly she would file a complaint before Mazagaon metropolitan court.

Talking to Sakal Times, Sovani said that on March 26 she was admitted to the Sir JJ Hospital and was discharged from there on April 15 and accordingly shifted to the Byculla jail.

On April 16, Mumtaz Shaikh, who has been detained under MPDA, abused her when she saw the sadhvi in jail. "She used expletives and bad language and threatened her," he said.

On Monday, while the inmates were proceeding for lunch, Mumtaz hit her with a bowl and she sustained bruises on her nose, neck and below the left eye.

The sadhvi had complained to the jailor about the earlier incidents and on repetition of a similar incident on Monday she decided to file a complaint against the Shaikh.

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