Jail inmates assault terror suspects in cell

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Mangalore, Oct 31 (UNI) Two people, who were arrested on suspicion that they were terrorists and lodged in the Sub-jail here in judicial custody, were assaulted by six inmates in the jail last evening.

The two, Fakir Bawa and Rafique, were recently arrested in the city for allegedly having links with the Indian Mujahideen (IM) outfit. During the judicial remand, they were immediately admitted to government Wenlock hospital where their condition was stated to be 'out of danger.' According to sources, the six inmates snatched the keys of the cell from the jail staff where the two were lodged and assaulted them with rods, sticks and stones on their head, shoulder and neck.

The gang is also alleged to have abused the duo for 'bombing Hindu temples.' A case had been registered with the Barke police.

The present attack on the inmates of the sub-jail here was the sixth incident within a span of five -weeks after Bajrang Dal leader Mahendra Kumar was lodged in the jail.

It was also alleged that the group belonging to Bajrang Dal lodged in the jail had committed the attack, the sources added.

Meanwhile, the judicial custody of the two suspected terrorist Fakir Bawa and Rafique arrested from the undivided Daxina Kannada district was extended by a city court till November 12.

The policemen of the district had arrested Fakir Bawa from Moolur in Udupi district and Rafique from Bolanthoor village of Bantwala taluk, on October 16.

They later raided some places in Chikmagalur district and recovered tools, bomb-making equipments, explosives and others.

The policemen had requested the court for the extension of their remand, as investigations into their role in terrorism-related activities had not yet been concluded.


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