Delhi High Court seeks response of Delhi government on plea for Unani doctors in Tihar jail

The Delhi High Court has sought response of the Delhi government and jail authorities on a plea seeking ayurvedic doctors for prisoners lodged in the high-security ward of Tihar jail, without any discrimination. Justice Mukta Gupta asked the authorities to file a status report and listed the matter for further hearing on January 25. The […]

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Delhi HC asks for details of physiotherapy facilities in Tihar Jail

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has asked the director general of prisons to give details of the facilities, Observing that several inmates lodged in Tihar Jail here require physiotherapy, including the number of machines and trained physiotherapists, available at the prison. Justice Mukta Gupta issued the direction while hearing a plea of Jagtar Singh Hawara, […]

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Tihar Jail to High Court: Shahabuddin not in solitary confinement but in high security cell

Tihar Jail authorities have brushed aside in the Delhi High Court allegations by controversial RJD leader Mohammad Shahabuddin that he was being kept in solitary confinement and tortured, saying he was lodged in a high security cell with all the facilities given to any other inmate incarcerated there. Taking note of the submission, a bench […]

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High Court poser to Delhi govt: Can convict of one state be jailed in another

Can a man convicted in one state be lodged in prison in another state where there is no case against him and is such imprisonment legal? These were posers put to the Delhi government by the Delhi High Court today during the hearing of a plea of Jagtar Singh Hawara, convicted for conspiring to assassinate […]

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HC to govt: Work out plan to improve medical facilities in Tihar

Noting that the inmates lodged in Tihar Jail here are being referred to outside hospitals for even basic treatments, the Delhi High Court has directed the chief secretary of the city government to convene a meeting to work out a plan for improving facilities at the central jail. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita […]

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Court raps Tihar authorities on treating of undertrials

Jail authorities are “custodians” of undertrials on behalf of the judiciary and are supposed to give them proper medical care, treatment and food, a Delhi court has observed while coming down on Tihar Jail officials for not complying with earlier directions. The court, which was dealing with applications filed by some inmates who sought necessary […]

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Delhi HC forms panel for enhancing prison security

Proper functioning of CCTV cameras in Tihar jail, which is overcrowded with prisoners by over 100 per cent, is a “non-compromisable imperative”, the Delhi High Court has said while setting up a high-level committee to suggest measures for enhancing security of three jails here. The court said it was aware that Tihar jail was under […]

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Why women prisoners denied open jail benefit: HC to Delhi Govt

Why are women prisoners in Tihar Jail being denied the benefit of semi-open and open prisons, the Delhi High Court today asked the AAP government and the jail authorities. The high court sought responses from the Delhi government, Lieutenant Governor and Director General of Prisons on a PIL seeking direction to them to extend the […]

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Dowry death : HC sends husband, father-in-law in Tihar jail

A man and his father have been sentenced to varying jail terms of life imprisonment and 10 years by the Delhi High Court in the dowry death case of his wife, who ended her life after consuming pesticide. The high court upheld the conviction and sentence of the father-son duo, who were held guilty of […]

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SC wants Shahabuddin shifted from Siwan prison to Tihar jail

The Supreme Court today directed that controversial RJD leader Mohammad Shahabuddin be shifted to Tihar Jail here from a prison in Bihar to ensure “free and fair trial” in the cases lodged against him. A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy asked the Bihar government to transfer Shahabuddin to Tihar Jail within a […]

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