2 Dec 16 convicts shifted to another cell following threats
January 18, 2017  16:01
Two of the four death row convicts in the December 16 gangrape and murder case have been shifted to a separate cell in Tihar jail after they alleged threat from a co-prisoner, prison authorities told a Delhi court today.   

The response came on a plea by two convicts Pawan Gupta and Akshay Kumar Singh saying that on December 24, 2016, they were shifted to a common cell with another prisoner, who has been allegedly harassing them physically and mentally.   

Special judge Sanjeev Aggarwal was told by deputy superintendent of police Sanjay Gupta that both inmates were shifted to a separate cell on January 11.   

"In these circumstances, as the grievance of both the inmates has already been addressed and to the satisfaction of their counsel, the application is disposed of," the court said.   

During the hearing, the jail officer said the inmates were shifted to another cell where cameras were installed following the anniversary of December 16, 2012, incident, and keeping in mind the suicide of accused Ram Singh.
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