An under-trial operative of the Islamic State (ISIS) allegedly tried to slit the throat of a jail warden at the Alipore Central Jail in Kolkata on December 3.
The accused, Mohammed Mosiuddin, alias Abu Musa, attacked the warden in 'ISIS style' when the official opened the lock of his cell in the morning. "As per the regular morning practice, warden Gobinda Chandra Dey (45) opened the lock of Musa's cell when the ISIS operative hit him on the head with a stone and as he fell down, the prisoner jumped on him and hit him with a fork before trying to slit his throat," an official said. However, another inmate intervened and restrained Musa by holding his hands from behind.
The official added that Musa had taken the fork from the cutlery that accompanied his food.
Musa was arrested last year along with two others for trying to execute a plan of killing people in Birbhum district.
"A profusely bleeding Dey was taken to the SSKM Hospital before being shifted to a private hospital," he said. Jail sources said that Musa, who was kept in solitary confinement, would be under surveillance and a probe was ordered into the incident.
"We need answers like where from he got the stone and why nobody noticed that he had hidden the fork inside his cell," the officer said.
Musa was arrested in July last year from Burdwan Railway Station when police had recovered a firearm and a knife from him.
The state CID had taken up the case and during investigation, Musa reportedly confessed that he was in contact with some ISIS handlers and had recruited a few members in India. The NIA took over the case from the state CID and had submitted its chargesheet.