Inmates were also found smuggling banned items on their person or in their body cavities through the entry lounges, said the MHA.
Police said Ravinder Kumar had admitted to committing two such crimes in Bahadurgarh area and it needed custody of the accused to identify the sites of the alleged crime.
The high court had last week taken suo motu cognisance of the matter and issued notices to the prison authority.
Ravinder, who was lodged in Jail No. 1’s ward 8, was found hanging from a towel around noon on Monday, said police.
Meanwhile, Jain Tuesday said the Delhi government, which governs Tihar Jail, was considering using ankle bracelets on prisoners to keep a tab on them.
Ten days after two undertrials escaped from Tihar prison, in the first such incident in the history of the high-security complex, Director General, Prisons, Alok Verma tells Sarah Hafeez that the possibility of a similar escape attempt in the future cannot be ruled out. READ: Worried so easy to escape Tihar, discussing ankle bracelets, says […]
Tihar’s escape artists give the PWD high insecurity.
South Asia’s largest prison complex, from where two prisoners escaped recently, is reeling under a prisoner-population more than double its sanctioned strength and understaffed by 50 per cent of its required workforce, according to a report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India on Tihar Jail released this month. The CAG report on […]
Javed first met Faizan, the other prisoner who escaped with him, on June 25 inside barrack No. 5 of ward No. 4 in jail No. 7.
The team nabbed Javed at the residence of Syed, who works in Delhi.
From 7 am to 12 pm, no security personnel was deployed in that area.
The inquiry will focus on the factors and circumstances leading to the incident, besides reviewing comprehensively the security set-up of Delhi Prisons.
Personnel of the Tamil Nadu Special Police are supposed to patrol on foot the sterile area between the peripheral wall and the ones coming just after it. They were reportedly on duty when the two undertrials escaped.
The two undertrials lodged at the Tihar jail escaped from its premises on June 27 by jumping the compound wall.
Former Delhi law minister, Tomar has been in police custody since his arrest on June 9 with court extending his police remand period thrice.