New Delhi: A Delhi court Thursday directed Tihar Jail authorities to change the staff if required against whom student activist Gulfish Khatoon, arrested in connection with the February riots in north- east Delhi, had raised allegations of mental harassment. Khatoon, booked under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, had alleged she was being subjected to communal slurs and mental harassment by the prison staff.
Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat said it appeared that there were some arguments between the jail staff and Khatoon and "it is a version of the applicant (Khatoon) vs version of the jail staff".
The concerned Jail Superintendent has conducted an inquiry, he said.
"In the facts of the case, I deem it fit, without getting into the allegations/denial of allegations, to instruct the Jail Superintendent to ensure that if need be, to change the ward of the applicant or change the staff on duty or other steps that he deems fit to avoid any confrontation," the judge said in his order.
The court said if Khatoon had grievances about any offence being committed against her, she may move a complaint before the jurisdictional magistrate.
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