A Special NIA Court in Delhi sought response of the Tihar Jail Authorities by way of filing a report in the plea filed by terror accused Rashid Zafar alleging that he was beaten up and forced to chant "Jai Shree Ram" by inmates.
Zafar, an Undertrial Prisoner, was arrested in 2018 for allegedly being a member of Islamic State on the allegations that he was involved in planning suicide attacks and serial blasts by targeting politicians and other officials in Delhi and other areas.
Special NIA Judge Praveen Singh sought the response after Zafar approached the Court earlier this week seeking directions to be passed on the Jail Superintendent in order to look into the matter.
Moved by Advocate MS Khan, the plea alleged that Zafar, currently lodge in Central Jail Tihar was "beaten up and forced to chant religious slogans of another religion by his inmates."
"That this incident was disclosed by the applicant/accused to his father telephonically from Tihar Jail." The plea read.
Reportedly, nine accused persons including Zafar were in December 2018 after NIA carried out searches, in coordination with Special cell of Delhi Police and Anti-Terrorism Squad of Uttar Pradesh Police, at six places in Jafrabad, Seelampur in Delhi, and 11 places in Uttar Pradesh -- six in Amroha, two in Lucknow, two in Hapur and two in Meerut.