- Yasin Malik has been kept alone inside the prison
- His conduct has been satisfactory inside the jail
- The jail records depict that no punishment has been recorded against him
Yasin Malik, who was sentenced to life on Wednesday by a special NIA court in Delhi, will now spend the rest of his life 'all alone' in prison. The Kashmiri separatist has been lodged in jail number 7 of the Tihar prison. Separated from the outside world, he has been kept alone inside the prison, away from nearly 13,000 prisoners.
According to Director General (Prisons), Sandeep Goyal, Yasin Malik is alone in his cell.
"He is already in jail no.7 and will continue there presently. He is alone in his cell," Goyal said.
During the previous hearing, Malik told the court that he was not contesting the charges levelled against him. He may not even challenge the sentencing in higher courts as he has himself pleaded guilty which means, by all means, Malik will spend the rest of his life in jail.
Rigorous imprisonment generally means the confinement of the offender in a manner that increases the hardship of the jail term, based upon the nature of the offence, by subjecting the offender to special arrangements in the jail.
However, despite court orders, Malik will not be given any work inside the prison.
"He won't be assigned work at all due to security reasons," a top prison official said, adding, that the work is assigned subject to security concerns and the decision is taken as per jail rules.
As per the jail conduct report of Yasin Malik, his conduct has been satisfactory inside the jail. The jail records depict that no punishment has been recorded against him.
"Regarding the convict's inclination towards reformation, it is submitted that during his incarceration, behaviour of convict towards co-inmates as well as jail administration has remained cordial and peaceful. Convict seems to be inclined towards reformation," the sentence order read.
Tihar's Jail Number 7
Tihar prison's jail number 7 has been always in the limelight as it has housed several high-profile prisoners, including former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, former Union Minister A Raja, Sahara head Subrata Roy, Christian Michel among several others.
On October 12, as many as 32 Tihar jail officials were found complicit with the former Unitech promoters.
It was alleged that the Chandra brothers, Ajay Chandra and Sanjay Chandra were conducting business from inside the Tihar Jail in connivance with the prison staff. Interestingly, all the said 32 jail officials were posted in Tihar's jail number 7.
Meanwhile, sources said that Tihar authorities have enhanced security arrangements outside Malik's ward in jail number 7.
"He will be kept under maximum security cover," sources said.
They also informed that the convicted terrorist will always be under the watch through CCTV cameras.
(With inputs from IANS)