It's Better to Die, Instead of Staying in This Situation: 26/11 Accused

Published: 21st August 2015 01:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st August 2015 01:48 PM   |  A+A-


The Taj in Mumbai under attack during the 2008 terror strike. PTI File Photo.

Abu Jundal, who is accused of being a central role in the 26/11 attacks and was also Ajmal Kasab's handler, has been on hunger strike for more than two weeks now.

Jundal's advocate, Asif Naqvi had filed an application before the MCOCA on August 5, saying that the jail authorities are constantly forcing Jundal to accept his guilt and for which Jundal had gone on hunger strike from the past two weeks.

The medical report produced by the jail authorities shows presence of 'ketones' in Jundal's blood and urine.

According to Naqvi, Jundal says, 'It’s better I die, instead of staying in this situation.'

On an interview with mid-day, Naqvi said, 'He is going to remain on hunger strike unless he is shifted. His condition is deteriorating. Jundal says that if the authorities are looking at his security, then they should at least shift him to the Anda cell. He doesn’t want to stay in solitary confinement.'

Naqvi had earlier said that, 'Jundal is feeling very isolated in solitary confinement as there is no air, no light and he has not been brought out of the jail for a long time.'

Jundal where as revealed to his lawyer that due to the pressure created by the jail authorities on him for confessing his guilt and torturing him by keeping him in dark roomed jail, is leading to mental stress.

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