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Sadhvi Pragya threatens to commit suicide

Source: PTI
July 13, 2009 12:39 IST
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Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, the prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, has threatened to kill herself, alleging ill-treatment meted out to her in jail.

In a letter dated July 11 addressed to the media, the Sadhvi states that she is fed up with the manner in which she is being treated by the police, hospital and jail authorities and threatened to commit suicide in the Byculla jail, where she is currently lodged.

She alleged that despite her ill-health, she was taken to the J J Hospital in a police jeep instead of an ambulance.

"It is strange that a terrorist like Mohammad Ajmal Kasab is being given VIP treatment in jail while Thakur is being punished for her Hindutva ideology," Sadhvi's lawyer Naveen Chomal said.

Sadhvi also alleged that the state Anti Terrorism Squad has falsely implicated her in the case. Earlier, Sadhvi had filed two applications before a special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act court, alleging ill-treatment and physical and mental abuse by jail authorities and other under-trials.

The court had then directed the jail authorities to look into the allegations and had directed that Sadhvi be admitted to J J Hospital for treatment.

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