My son is being made a scapegoat, says Abu Jundal's father

May 11, 2013, 04:09 IST | A Correspondent

Father of Abu Jundal, one of the alleged masterminds of the 26/11 attacks, recently wrote to the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner and the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court, alleging that his son was being made a scapegoat

Sayyed Zakiuddin Sayyed Daud, who hails from Beed, also alleged that he was denied permission to meet Jundal in jail unless he records a confession. Daud sent the letter on Wednesday through his lawyer Ejaz Naqvi. 

Sayyed Zakiuddin Sayyed Daud

The letter read, “I tried to meet my son on August 10 last year, but was threatened by the police. My son is illegally kept in isolation at the Arthur Road jail. When Indian Intelligence agencies failed to get anything from my son, they created a special atmosphere against him.

Jail authorities in collusion with the Indian intelligence officers have been using third degree torture on him. My son is being treated inhumanly and in a barbaric manner.

My son is being kept in solitary confinement, in Qasab’s cell, so that the misdeeds, illegalities, illegal projects of the Indian Intelligence agencies do not come out. Sooner or later, the Indian government will make my son psychologically unfit for trials.”

Daud now wants his son to be shifted to another barrack where he will have the company of other inmates. Jundal himself had earlier filed a writ petition in the Bombay High Court requesting not to be kept in solitary confinement, in Qasab’s cell.

The petition is likely to be heard on June 19. 

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