Haunted by Kasab ghost, Abu Jundal threatens to start fast

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Mumbai, April 2: One of the prime suspects and mastermind of 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai, Abu Jundal on Tuesday, April 2 threatened Arthur Road jail authorities to begin indefinite fast protesting against his solitary confinement in the prison.

Jundal, who earlier had claimed that Ajmal Kasab's ghost is haunting him in the prison, asserted that he would continue his hunger strike until the jail authorities move him out of solitary confinement which according to Jundal is making him "lose mental balance".

"In spite of my repeated requests, I have not been examined by a psychiatrist. As a result, I will be going on indefinite hunger strike, until I am shifted out of solitary confinement," said Jundal in an application which has been submitted before the Special MCOCA Court.

A court earlier had rejected Jundal's request to shift him in a different prison cell with other prisoners. Opposing Jundal's application, public prosecutor had said, "He is allowed access to the library and the canteen, he is allowed to walk near his cell... How are these facilities part of a solitary confinement? His medical reports say he is normal."

Jundal, in his shocking statement, had claimed that Kasab's ghost has been haunting him in the anda cell (an egg-shaped cell which is divided in two parts) where Kasab was lodged before his execution. Jundal, who was deported from a Gulf country and later was arrested in India, is now currently lodged in the same cell.

Jundal claimed that Kasab's ghost haunts him in his dream and hence he has been suffering from sleepless nights. Citing the sudden changes in Jundal's attitude, a court in Mumbai ordered police to take him for psychiatric treatment.

Jundal, who hails from Georai area of Beed district in Maharashtra, was the Hindi tutor of 10 terrorists who carried out the audacious attack in Mumbai in 2008.

Kasab was one among those ten militants. The 25-year-old Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab was executed at Yerwada Jail in Pune on Nov 21. Nobody representing Pakistani authorities or Kasab's family had demanded his body. Hence, his body was buried in the jail premises.

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