Special team to probe hand slitting incident in court

Published: 12th April 2013 09:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th April 2013 09:37 AM   |  A+A-

Superintendent of Police V Balakrishnan has formed a special team led by DSP Govindarajan to investigate how pipe-bomb case accused Jahir Hussain (27) got a blade and slit his hand in the Thirumangalam court hall on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the district police filed a case against the accused under four sections of IPC, late on Wednesday night. According to SP V Balakrishnan, the inquiry would be completed soon.

Even as police officials and legal experts are clueless about how the accused managed to get hold of a blade despite the tight police security in the prison, prison sources say there is no restriction on such contraband items in the Madurai Central Prison. In a recent surprise check in the Madurai jail, vigilance sleuths found several contraband items. Among the items seized were three knives, two  small scissors, three blades, cigar lighters and a few beedis and cigarettes.

Similarly, the Thirumangalam town police registered a case against the accused Jahir Hussain (27) of Burma Colony in Thirunagar.

Meanwhile, the accused was shifted from ward-99 to ward-111, a convict ward, in the Madurai GRH, where he was undergoing treatment.

It may be recalled that Jahir Hussain was arrested, on March 28, by the SIT sleuths of CBCID in connection with the planting of a pipe-bomb on the route of BJP leader L K Advani, in Thirumangalam. On April 10, Armed Reserve Police inspector Balasubramanian and SI Jeyachandran’s team brought him from prison to court, where he slit his hand using a broken blade.


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