Lodged in Tihar jail, Al-Qaeda man moves court seeking nod to work as doctor, assist prison authorities
'His experience and expertise being a medical professional would be helpful for dealing with the surge in COVID cases and treatment of inmates in central jail, Tihar,' the application said.
Rajan was found COVID-19 positive in the Tihar Jail on April 22 and admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on April 24.
The Delhi HC has asked the prison department whether it has any policy to vaccinate all the inmates in Tihar’s Central Jail-6.
The deceased were identified as Kamaljeet (75) and Kehkashan, officials said.
The deceased has been identified as Mukesh Talwar, a resident of Jain Park, New Delhi.
Mohammad Anish, lodged in prison since December 2019 in a case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.
Rajan, 61, is lodged in the high security Tihar prison in New Delhi since his arrest after deportation from Bali, Indonesia, in 2015.
The news about Shahid testing positive for coronavirus was shared by his wife who requested the authorities to release him on humanitarian grounds.
A senior official said the 33-year-old Khalid had developed symptoms of the diseases following which he was tested for the coronavirus infection.
The convict, who has links with Mumbai's underworld, has been undergoing treatment in a Delhi hospital since the last few days.
Akhtar was arrested in 2014 when he was heading the proscribed terror group Indian Mujahideen.
The Delhi Police's Special Cell had approached the Tihar Jail administration on Thursday after the new angle emerged, according to official sources.
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Punia was released from the prison on Wednesday after a court granted him bail.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Dinesh Kumar directed the jail Superintendent to provide proper medical treatment to Khalid as per the prison rules.