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Prisoner makes injury claim

Mere Naleba
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

RECAPTURED prisoner Deshwar Kishore Dutt has been told not to use the court or presiding magistrates to get attention.

Dutt appeared before Magistrate Chaitanya Lakshman and asked that the court grant an order for prison officers to take him to be medically examined.

He claimed he had suffered from injuries that he sustained during his recapture.

However, Mr Lakshman told him not to use the system and to liaise with the prison authorities on the issue.

"You will not use me to get an order for medical review. You are under the care of the prison authorities and you should liaise with them.

"Talk to them — they are human beings," Mr Lakshman told Dutt.

Dutt also asked that he be kept in police custody but this was refused by Mr Lakshman, saying he could not be kept in police custody for seven days.

"You will be kept in remand at the corrections centre and will be produced in court in seven days.

"Talk to the prison officers for your medical review," Mr Lakshman said.

Dutt's plea has been deferred to allow him to be medically-examined before he can take a plea.

He appeared with another escapee Kunal Prasad who pleaded guilty to damaging property and escaping from lawful custody.

A production order was also issued for inmates Viliame Vunisina and Bimlesh Dayal who are being kept at Naboro Corrections Centre.

They were charged for the same offences as Dutt and Prasad.

The case has been adjourned to December 17.


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