Suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative and key 26/11 plotter Abu Jundal has threatened to go on a hunger strike if he is not taken out of solitary confinement.
He said this in a letter submitted on Monday by authorities of Arthur Road jail, where he has been lodged, to the special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCOA) court which is trying him in connection with the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case.
"Jundal wrote this letter to jail authorities on March 28 that if he is not allowed to mingle with other prisoners, then he would go on hunger strike," his advocate Ejaz Naqvi said.
The hearing on the letter is likely to be held today.
Jundal is one of the 22 accused in the arms haul case in which a team from the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) had seized 30 kgs of RDX, 10 AK-47 assault rifles and 3,200 bullets on May 8, 2006 from three persons after chasing a Tata Sumo and an Indica car on the Chandwad-Manmad highway near Aurangabad.
The Indica was allegedly being driven by Jundal, who managed to give cops the slip at that time.
According to the prosecution, Jundal then drove to Malegaon and handed over the vehicle to an acquaintance before escaping to Pakistan via Bangladesh on a fake passport in May 2006.