The plea stated that after the wife met her husband in prison, it seemed to her that the solitary confinement was affecting his mental health, which could lead to psychological problems. She stated that her husband was not in a position to understand any communication and seemed to have lost his mental balance.
Jaiswal, appearing for the petitioner, stated that the Superintendent even forwarded the communication to the Inspector-General of Prisons (IGP), Pune; however, the application was still not decided, which he alleged showed their “stubborn behaviour” and “inhuman approach”.
The plea stated that the husband had not been afforded an opportunity of hearing before the severe punishment was given.
“He was neither terrorist, nor affiliated to any underworld nor he has broken any prison rule, but still he was given the barbaric punishment” the petition said.
The wife therefore, prayed that her husband be immediately shifted to regular cell.