Court orders Judicial inquiry into Arthur Road Jail scuffle

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Mumbai, Jul 31 (UNI) A special MCOCA court today directed Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) to conduct an inquiry into the scuffle that broke out between the Arthur Road jail authorities and the inmates last month.

The court, after recording the statements of over 15 accused who were allegedly beaten up by the Jail authorities while they were being transferred to other prisons in Maharashtra on June 28, directed the CMM conduct inquiry and submit a detailed report within four weeks.

The Maharashtra Control for Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court is also assigned the task of conducting trial in 7/11 serial train bomb blasts, Malegaon blasts and Aurangabad seizure of weapons and ammunition.

Defence advocate Mobin Solakar said the court had also directed the CMM to conduct an inquiry pertaining to medical examination of the accused and blood stains on their clothes.

Mr Solakar said the accused had moved an application before the MCOCA court praying for judicial inquiry into the matter earlier.

On June 28, a scuffle broke out between the Arthur Road jail authorities and at least 40 accused, allegedly involved in 7/11 serial train bomb blasts, Malegaon blasts and arms and ammunition seizure case of Aurangabad, while the latter were being transferred to Nagpur, Ratnagiri and Kolhapur prisons in Maharashtra.

At that time, some of the accused resisted the move demanding to show them the court order. The jail authorities had allegedly used force to quieten them, in which they had suffered minor injuries.

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