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Kanjipani Imran seeks SC remedies

Alleged underworld kingpin Mohommad Najim Mohommad Imran alias Kanjipani Imran who is currently serving a six year RI term at Boossa Prison yesterday filed a Fundamental Rights petition in the Supreme Court seeking an order directing the prison authorities to relocate him to any prison situated outside the Southern Province.

The petitioner had named Acting Commissioner General of Prisons, Superintendent of Boossa Prison, Minister of Justice, Justice Ministry Secretary and Attorney General as respondents.

Kanjipani Imran is further seeking an order directing the prison authorities to prohibit any other person other than the officers of the Prison Department from entering into Boossa Prison, particularly into his prison cell.

The petitioner stated that he was a businessman dealing with mobile phones and he had several disputes with several parties including organized criminal syndicates.

He stated that due to these disputes he received several death threats from the organized criminals and in the circumstances he had to flee the country out of fear for his life.

The petitioner stated that allowing unauthorized personal concealing their identities by wearing personal protective equipment to enter in to the Boossa Prison and his prison cell, may facilitate the organized criminals to exploit the situation and do bodily harm to the petitioner including killing him.

The petitioner further alleged that on March 31, he was taken outside of the Boossa Prison premises by several officers of Police Special Task Force without the presence of the prison officials.

The petitioner stated that since Covid 19 outbreak at the prison system of the country, the prison visits had been severely restricted by the prison authorities. He stated that due to said situation, the petitioner had not been able to sign the proxy appointing an attorney at law to act on his behalf.

The petitioner is also seeking a declaration that there is an imminent infringement of Fundamental Rights of the petitioner guaranteed to him under Article 11, 12(1) and 13(4) of the Constitution by the respondents.


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