New Delhi : Feeling depressed over being called a “terrorist” by other inmates, a suspected  Indian Mujahideen (IM) man in Tihar Jail here has moved a plea before a Delhi court requesting that he be shifted to the high security ward like his co-accused.

Accused Abdur Rahman, booked for setting up an illegal arms factory here, has moved the application before additional sessions judge Reetesh Singh requesting him to issue direction to the Tihar Jail authorities to shift him to the high security ward, reports IANS.

“The court has sought reply from Tihar Jail superintendent on his plea and listed the matter for Aug 7,” court sources said on Tuesday.   In his application, Rahman said all his co-accused ar`                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             e lodged in high security wards in Tihar, while he is in the general ward where the inmates call him a ‘terrorist’. Due to this he feels depressed.

Also he fears attacks by other inmates, Rahman said. Rahman, along with IM India chief Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Assadullah Akhtar, is facing trial in the illegal arms factory case. Rahman cited the assault on suspected IM operative Fasih Mahmood, who was deported from Saudi Arabia in 2012 for his alleged involvement in terror acts here, inside the Tihar prison.

He said, “So there is a kind request to the court to look into the seriousness of matter and grant the permission to shift the applicant to high security ward by keeping in view the safety and security of the applicant.”

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