Lawyers and family members of Dutt appealed the court to shift the actor from the "haunted" prison as Dutt has not been convicted in "terror act", rather he has been convicted in "arms act".
53-year-old Dutt was convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case for possessing illegal weapons. Of the total term of five years, Dutt has already served 18 months in jail two decades ago and the Supreme Court, in its order of March 21, asked him to serve another 42 months.
The Bollywood actor was the second victim who felt suffocated in the anda cell once shared by Kasab. Earlier Sayed Zabiuddin alias Abu Jindal, one of the main accused of 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, had asserted that Kasab's ghost was haunting him in prison. Jindal, who was deported from a Gulf country and later was arrested in India, too was lodged in the same prison in Arthur Road Jail.
Jindal also had threatened to start hunger strike and would continue it until the jail authorities move him out of solitary confinement which according to Jindal 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 Jindal in an application which was submitted before the Special MCOCA Court.
Jindal 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.
Jindal, 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.