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One orthopaedic doctor for 15,000 prisoners in Tihar jail

The issue cropped up during hearing of a petition by Jagtar Singh Hawara, who is serving a life sentence at Tihar for conspiring to assassinate former Punjab CM Beant Singh.

Draft proposal: Phones inside Tihar may fetch three-year jail term

A draft proposal sent by Tihar Jail authorities to the Delhi government's Home Department has sought extension of the jail term of inmates by three years if electronic devices, including phones, are recovered from their possession.


Delhi: Surveillance systems ‘obsolete’, three jails to get 5,600 more CCTV cameras

The survey was conducted after a Delhi High Court-appointed fact-finding committee found that more cameras are required for surveillance in these prisons.

Delhi HC tells Tihar to temporarily suspend prisoners’ salary deduction

“The deduction from wages of undertrials and convicts be kept in abeyance till next date of hearing, February 8, 2019,” a bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao said.

Delhi: Tihar Jail convict dies

Sikander was serving a 25-year sentence in a murder case. An officer said, "He was inside his barracks when he complained of chest and stomach ache. He was referred to DDU at 3:18 am, and declared brought dead.”

SC expresses concern after probe found Unitech bosses leading 'luxurious life' in Tihar Jail

The matter came to light after several inmates alleged that white-collar criminals were enjoying a "luxurious lifestyle" inside Tihar while they were not being provided basic necessities including medical treatment.


ASJ recommends FIR against Tihar DG over facilities to Chandra brothers

A letter from an inmate, Asadullah Akhtar, complaining of preferential treatment to the Chandra brothers was received by the High Court, which converted it into a PIL and asked ASJ Ramesh Kumar-II to conduct an inquiry.

HC pulls up authorities for lack of urgency in putting up CCTVs, filling Tihar vacancies

While undertrials alleged “human rights violations”, claiming they were “mercilessly beaten by security officials”, jail authorities said “minimum force” was used to control inmates involved in a brawl.

No jeans, sports shoes for Tihar inmate, says Delhi High Court

Asadullah Akhtar is accused of being involved in a conspiracy and has allegedly executed blasts in the country.

Plea by Tihar inmate: Why no physiotherapist for inmates at three jails, asks Delhi HC

During a hearing on the issue at the Delhi High Court Friday, standing counsel (criminal) Rahul Mehra informed Justice Mukta Gupta that no physiotherapist is currently posted at any of the jails, and that two-three trained persons will soon be made available by an NGO.

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Welcome to Tihar Food Court - a restaurant run by jail inmates

'Tihar Food Court' in west Delhi, a rehabilitation effort kicked off by the Tihar prison, opened in the first week of July.