The prisoner, Shaikh, had been transferred to a regular cell immediately after the High Court had ordered so on Friday.
In compliance with its directions, the Bench today took on record the reports submitted by the Chief Judicial Magistrate at Aurangabad (in a sealed cover), the Superintendent of Aurangabad Prison, and also the Dean of the Government Medical College and Hospital, Aurangabad.
From the reports, the Court noted that Shaikh’s vitals were stable, his diabetes was under control and overall, he did not require any psychiatric intervention or medication.
The Additional Public Prosecutor DS Kape submitted to the Bench that the facts in the petition had been misinterpreted and the prisoner was not in solitary confinement but in an isolated cell which had more security than the regular cells in the prison.
He sought time to place these details on record along with the answers to the queries put by the Bench, which was granted.
The Court asked him to place on record details of the prisoners who had been placed in the “anda cell” before the present prisoner and the time period for which they were so incarcerated.