Indian Mujahideen member Fasih Mahmood, who was deported from Saudi Arabia for his involvement in the Jama Masjid attack case and several other terror activities, was assaulted in Tihar jail on Friday evening.
Fasih, a close aide of terror outfit co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, was attacked by an inmate identified as Simran, who is in jail number two for a murder case. “Fasih’s leg was injured. He was assaulted by Simran over some issue and he was immediately taken to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital for treatment,” Tihar spokesperson Sunil Gupta said.
The incident came to light when Fasih was brought a local court here on Saturday on a wheel chair for a hearing in the case in which he was accused of setting up an illegal arms factory. Fasih told the court that he was assaulted by an inmate, after which additional sessions Judge Daya Prakash asked the jail authorities to submit a detailed report before it in the matter. On his request to be allowed to receive treatment from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, the judge directed the police to take him to the hospital.
The special cell of the Delhi Police in 2012 had recovered a huge quantity of arms and ammunition from an illegal arms factory in Meer Vihar in Delhi, with which Fasih, Bhatkal and several others were found to be involved.