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

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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… Read more »

Delhi HC asks for details of physiotherapy facilities in Tihar Jail

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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,… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »

Court raps Tihar authorities on treating of undertrials

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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… Read more »

Delhi HC forms panel for enhancing prison security

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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… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »