British national Samiun Rahman, who was arrested in September for his alleged links to al-Qaeda, has claimed that he was sexually abused at the hands of five Tamil Nadu special police officials in Tihar Jail.
Rahman, a Rohingya, said the five police officials asked him to strip off and then took turns to touch his privates, leaving him uncomfortable.
According to him, he was put through the ordeal because he is a British national.
He has sought the registration of an FIR against the officials and wants quick action.
In the application filed before the court through advocate MS Khan, Rahman narrated the details of the incident that allegedly took place on Thursday.
“On November 2, five personnel came to my cell and touched my penis. Usually, it is just one personnel who used to search my body properly but that day it was five of them. After touching my penis, they asked me to strip and deliberately harassed me sexually,” he said.
The court has sought a reply from the prison authorities in the matter.
Earlier, Rahman, 28, had alleged that he was being kept in Tihar in inhuman conditions “like that of an animal” and that the prison “lacks basic facilities such as proper food, drinking water, sanitation and medical facilities.”
He claimed that the jail authorities have not allowed him to avail the telephone facility which is available to other prisoners and nor does he have access to the consular despite repeated requests.
A case under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 2008 and Arms Act has been registered against him and an investigation has been taken up to unearth the al-Qaeda web he had knitted in India.
He was arrested from Vikas Marg in Shakarpur with a 9 mm pistol, a laptop, a mobile phone with the SIM card of India and Bangladesh.
Rahman, a resident of Port Pool Lane, London, was staying in India with a fake identity.
His parents moved to Britain from Bangladesh in 1960s and settled in central London. His father was a businessman in London. Aged 19, he was arrested by traffic cops in London twice and was jailed for 18 months.
It was in London prison that he allegedly got radicalised, and in 2012, when he came out, he went to Mauritania for terror-related activities.