Tihar Jail official denies sexual harassment of Al-Qaeda suspect

Suspected Al-Qaeda operative and British national Samiun Rahman, who was arrested on charges of radicalising Rohingyas to fight the Myanmar Army, said he was touched inappropriately in the jail.

Published: 10th November 2017 08:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th November 2017 08:53 AM   |  A+A-

Tihar jail (File)


NEW DELHIA: A Tihar Jail official on Thursday told the Patiala House Court that sexual harassment allegations raised by suspected Al-Qaeda operative and British national Samiun Rahman, who was arrested on charges of radicalising the Rohingyas to fight the Myanmar Army, is endeavour to perpetrate security system.
The Tihar Authority, in the reply, mentioned, “It is only prudent to mention here the allegations levelled by the prisoner (Rahman) are just an endeavour to perpetrate three-tier security system and also be browbeat the prison administration."
“This can only be termed as efficient skullduggery adopted by mastermind criminals to bring them in limelight not only before the courts but also before the media with perilous ulterior motives," Jail officials told the court.
Rahman's defence counsel M.S. Khan had told the court that his client had been kept locked in jail number 1.
On November 2, five security personnel came to see him in the jail and touched his body parts inappropriately and told him to strip his clothes, the defence counsel told the court. 
Rahman also alleged that the cell lacks basic facilities and that he did not get proper food, drinking water or medicine. He was arrested in Delhi on September 17.
The police have said his mission was to set up base in Manipur or Mizoram and radicalise Rohingya Muslims to fight the Myanmar military.

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