Alleging ill-treatment meted to her in jail, the prime accused in
the 2008 Malegaon blast Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur has threatened to
an open letter written from Byculla Jail dated July 11 addressed to
the media, Sadhvi states that she is fed up with the manner in which
she is being treated by the police, hospital and jail authorities
and thus would commit suicide in the Byculla jail where she is
'Pehle mujhe beemar hone par admit nahin karte hain, aur ab mjuhe
kasht hone par bhi ambulance nahi dete’ (First, they do not get
me admitted in hospital when I am ill and now, even when I feel
sever pain they do not provide me with an ambulance.), Sadhvi Pragya
has reportedly written in her letter.
She alleged that she was taken to the J J hospital in a police jeep
instead of an ambulance despite her ill-health.
"It is strange that a terrorist like Mohammad Ajmal Kasab is being
given VIP treatment in jail while Thakur is being punished for her
Hindutva ideology," Sadhvi's lawyer Naveen Chomal said.
Sadhvi Pragya also alleged that the State Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS)
has falsely implicated her in the case.
Earlier Sadhvi Pragya had filed two applications before a special
MCOCA court alleging ill-treatment and physical and mental abuse by
jail authorities and other under trials.
The court had then directed the jail authorities to look into the
allegations and to admit Sadhvi Pragya to J J hospital for