In its reply to the Patiala House Court, the Tihar Jail authorities denying all the charges said that Michel has been granted all the facilities in accordance with the jail manual.
Showing a hard disk to the court containing the CCTV footage for March 8-12, the law officer said," The footage shows that he has been allowed to walk, access canteen and also meet other inmates."
Law officer of the jail also handed over a list of facilities being provided to Michel in a single cell in the jail. "This is not isolation as he goes out to eat and is allowed to meet other inmates," the authorities said.
Michel's counsel Aljo K Joseph sought transfer of his client from Jail no. 1 (ward 6) which is the high security cell to a single cell in the normal jail. "On the name of security his liberty should not be curtailed," said Joseph.
Michel had on Monday contended that he has been kept in an isolation ward, along with a Kashmiri terrorist and 160 other inmates. In his letter, Michel also stated that such an act by the jail authorities without the due process of law is "illegal, arbitrary and highly condemnable".
Michel had earlier filed a plea in a Delhi court raising questions about putting him in a solitary cell, alleging that he was lodged in a cell with dreaded criminals like Chhota Rajan.
Michel, who was extradited from the UAE in December last year, is currently lodged in Tihar Jail in connection with the CBI and ED cases against him related to the AgustaWestland deal.
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