Al-Qaeda suspect alleges sexual harassment in Jail


A Delhi court has sought the response of Tihar Jail authorities on a sexual harassment complaint of a British national inside the prison where he is lodged for allegedly recruiting youths for al-Qaeda to carry out terror activities.

27-year-old Shamiun Rahman, a British national of Bangladeshi origin, was arrested in September for his alleged involvement in recruiting Rohingya Muslims for the terror outfit and train them to fight against the Myanmarese army.

In his application moved before Additional Sessions Judge Siddharth Sharma, he alleged that he was sexually harassed by Tihar Jail security personnel and inhuman behaviour was meted out to him by the prison authorities.

The court directed the jail authorities to file response on the application moved by advocate M S Khan by November 8.


The 28-year-old was arrested by the special cell of the Delhi Police last month on charges of terror activities.

It is alleged that Rahman had come to India to train refugee Rohingya Muslims to fight the Myanmar Army.

He was reportedly indoctrinated during his time at a London prison.

Rahman, alias Hamdan, is a resident of Port Pool Lane in London, and was staying in India with a fake identity of Shumon Haq, a news portal reported.

His fake ID mentions his residential address as House No. 88, Mullabadi post office, Dhantola Thakurganj, Kishanganj, Bihar.

Rahman’s father, who was a businessman, had moved to Britain from Bangladesh in the 1960s and settled in central London, the report added.

He was reportedly radicalized during his time at a London prison in 2012.

After his release, he went to Mauritania to join an Al-Qaeda affiliated group.

Rahman was arrested on September 19 from Shakarpur after he was allegedly trying to set an Al-Qaeda base in the Delhi-NCR to recruit cadres for jihad.

The police had seized a 9mm pistol, a laptop and a mobile phone from his possession.