Gangster alleges jail staff of bias; shifted to another cell

Gangster Sunil Rathi, alleged killer of don Munna Bajrangi, was shifted to a separate high-security ward in Tihar Jail after he said the behaviour of the prison staff at his previous cell was “biased, unsupportive and dangerous”, a Delhi court was told.

The submission was made by Tihar jail authorities in a compliance report before Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau on whose direction Rathi was shifted.

To a high-security ward

In its status report, authorities informed the court that Rathi was moved from the high-security Jail number 5 to high-security Jail number 3. They said Rathi has been allowed necessary bedding arrangements for his medical ailment from the Jail Welfare Canteen.

Medical treatment

He is being provided regular medical treatment by a neurologist for his slip disc problem, they said in the report. They also said the name of his brother was added to the visitors’ list in prison after the required verification as the accused had claimed that his family members were not being allowed to meet him due to the authorities’ biased and unfavourable behaviour towards him.

Rathi, along with other accused, had allegedly killed Radhey Shyam, then Superintending Engineer of the Irrigation Department of Uttar Pradesh, on June 18, 2006. Shyam was looking after the Rs. 240-crore Upper Ganga Link Canal project of the U.P. government, under which Ganga and Yamuna rivers were to be linked to solve the long-standing irrigation and drinking water problems of the State.

He was allegedly killed because of a clash with another engineer over the project.

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