Jail

  • Nearly 6,000 Indians languishing in foreign jails 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Nearly 6,000 Indians are currently languishing in foreign jails with maximum of 1,400 being lodged in Saudi Arabia, government said on Thursday. Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who also looks after the Overseas Indian Affairs Ministry, said a total of 5,986...
  • SC allows Sahara chief Subrata Roy to hold talks to sell properties 23 hours 56 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed Sahara chief Subrata Roy, who has been in jail for the last five months, to use conference room in Tihar jail complex for negotiation with potential buyers of his luxury hotels in New York and London to raise Rs 10,000 crore to...
  • Nawada jailor, 3 others booked in undertrial burning case Yesterday

    An FIR has been lodged against the jailor of Nawada jail and three others following the death of an undertrial Rupesh Paswan, who was allegedly set on fire inside the jail on Sunday, police said. Paswan's mother Chandmuni Devi lodged an FIR with the Nawada Town police yesterday accusing the jailor...
  • Tihar used for indoctrination for jihad: LeT operative Yesterday

    New Delhi: Abdul Subhan, the 42-year-old Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative arrested by Delhi Police on July 20, has revealed details about indoctrination of hardcore criminals in Tihar jail for jihad. Subhan, who was arrested from the Sarai Kale Khan inter-state bus terminus, informed officials of Delhi Police's special cell that Asif Raza...
  • Ashok Gehlot demands probe into minister's meeting with prisoner of Bikaner jail 5 days ago

    Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday demanded a probe into alleged meeting of a state minister with a prisoner in Bikaner jail during the government's campaign 'Sarkar Apke Dwar' in Bikaner some time back. Gehlot told reporters in the Assembly premises that a state minister met with a prisoner...
  • Kin of slain prisoner demand CBI inquiry 5 days ago

    Tension prevailed at the village of a slain prisoner in Sikar district when police reached with his body on Friday. Angry over the murder of Balbir Banuda in Bikaner jail on Thursday, locals and his relatives pelted stones at police and damaged a jeep in protest and also demanded a CBI...
  • 'Never thought I'd walk out free from Abu Dhabi jail' 6 days ago

    Kochi: Shiju Thomas, who was held in a Abu Dhabi prison after drugs were found in his baggage, said he never thought he "would walk out free" after being released on Thursday. Thomas, 29, who hails from here, is ecstatic after he walked out of the prison and he thought he...
  • Gang war in Bikaner jail, one inmate gunned down, two beaten to death 6 days ago

    Three prisoners were killed - one gunned down and two others beaten to death - in a clash between members of two gangs in a jail in Rajasthan's Bikaner on Thursday. According to police, the incident took place around 6 pm at the Central Jail in Bikaner, around 500 km from...
  • Sahara chief seeks SC permission to shift to Tihar guest house 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Sahara chief Subrata Roy, currently in jail on charges of investor fraud, wants to shift into a guest house in Tihar Jail. He has moved the Supreme Court for the same saying he needs to hold negotiations to sell his assets in India and abroad to meet his...
  • Restaurant run by Tihar convicts wins praise for politeness, hygiene July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: As India's capital baked in a heat wave, banker Gaurav Gupta sat down for lunch at a new air-conditioned restaurant, to be greeted by a smiling waiter who took his order for a traditional "thali" meal of flatbread, lentils, vegetables and rice. Nothing unusual, except that the employee, like...
  • Being treated worse than animal in Tihar Jail, claims Bhatkal July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, arrested for his alleged involvement in various terror strikes across India, on Monday claimed before a court that he is being treated "worse than an animal" in Tihar Jail and not provided proper food in the holy month of Ramzan. Bhatkal, who was...
  • Garden of reformation? Tihar Jail authorities have created a 'celestial garden' to reform hardened criminals! July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Call it a garden of reformation, or just an island of tranquility, but the reform-minded authorites of Tihar Jail, said to be one of the largest in Asia, have created what they call a "celestial garden" to spread "positivity" among hardened criminals. The Nav Grah Vatika, situated right next...
  • Pankaj Singh meets detained BJP workers in Moradabad Jail July 15, 2014

    BJP State General Secretary Pankaj Singh paid a visit to Moradabad Jail to meet the detained BJP workers who were involved in the recent clash with police in Kanth town of the district. Pankaj Singh, who is also the son of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, met the detained party workers...
  • Saudi jails rights activist for 15 years: Relatives July 7, 2014

    Dubai: A Saudi court on Monday sentenced to 15 years in jail a prominent rights lawyer described by Amnesty as a prisoner of conscience, relatives said in a statement posted on Twitter. The tweet said that Waleed Abulkhair, who has had many run-ins with the authorities over his activism and...
  • UK PM's ex-media chief Coulson jailed for Murdoch tabloid hacking July 4, 2014

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron's former media chief Andy Coulson was jailed for 18 months on Friday for being complicit in widespread phone-hacking by journalists to obtain scoops at the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid he edited. Coulson, editor of the now defunct News of the World newspaper from 2003-2007, was convicted...
  • Indian jailed for nine months for Little India riot July 3, 2014

    Singapore: A 28-year-old Indian was jailed for nine months in Singapore for being a member of an unlawful assembly during the Little India riot last December, becoming the 13th Indian to be imprisoned in the country's worst street violence in 40 years. Palanivel Dhasmohan, who worked in the construction sector here,...
  • Delhi jails to get hi-tech security systems June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Hi-tech security systems will soon be installed in three prisons in Delhi, including the Tihar Jail complex, to ensure that surgical blades and other prohibited items are not smuggled inside, the government said on Sunday. "To improve and strengthen the security system in Delhi's prisons at Tihar, Rohini district...
  • Inmate found dead in Tihar jail, suicide suspected June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: A 35-year-old prisoner was found dead on Wednesday afternoon in Tihar Jail. Ram Kumar, the deceased, was accused in an abduction case. It is suspected that he had committed suicide. But there is no official confirmation on the cause of death....
  • Man sentenced to 10-years imprisonment for attacking tribal girl June 25, 2014

    Kendrapara (Odisha): A 40-year-old man was sentenced to ten years imprisonment by a court in Kendrapara district for attacking a tribal girl and chopping off her fingers last year. While convicting Sanatan Bhoi on Tuesday, on the basis of circumstantial evidence and deposition of witnesses, Kendrapara district and sessions judge BK...
  • New York Times prints a blank back page in support of jailed Al-Jazeera journalists June 24, 2014

    An Egyptian court on Monday convicted three Al-Jazeera journalists and sentenced them to seven years in prison on terrorism-related charges after a trial dismissed by rights groups as a politically motivated sham. The verdict brought a landslide of international condemnation and calls for the newly elected president to intervene. The...
  • Egypt court sentences three Al-Jazeera journalists to 7 years in jail June 23, 2014

    Cairo: An Egyptian court has convicted three journalists for Al-Jazeera English and sentenced them to seven years in prison each on terrorism-related charges. The three of them - Australian correspondent Peter Greste, Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy, and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed, were sentenced on Monday. Mohammed was sentenced to...
  • Hit-and-run case: Salman Khan appears in court, another witness identifies him June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Salman Khan appeared in court on Monday for his hearing in the hit and run case that the Bollywood actor was implicated in the year 2002. The prosecution witness has identified Salman Khan and said he saw him getting out of the car after the accident. A bar...
  • Indian Bank to employ Tihar inmates at its prison branch June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Tihar Jail inmates with proven good conduct and qualifications will soon be working at "non-sensitive" positions at the Indian Bank branch at the prison. "We have been associated with Tihar Jail for the past several years and our branch there today has a business of Rs 100 crore. A...
  • Rape accused commits suicide in jail June 21, 2014

    A 40-year-old under trial prisoner and former Government Railway Police constable allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his cell in Dausa city jail on Friday. Sunil Kumar, who had been accused of raping a minor girl was arrested on May 7 last and was transferred to Dausa jail from Bandikui...
  • JSEB official assault case: After 17 days in jail, Yashwant Sinha, others released June 19, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha and 61 party workers on Thursday were released from jail, a day after a local court granted them bail in a case of alleged assault of a government official. Sinha, who spent a fortnight in jail, was released from jail after furnishing two surety bonds of...
  • Yashwant is ‘right candidate’ to be Jharkhand CM: LK Advani June 17, 2014

    BJP veteran LK Advani on Tuesday met party colleague Yashwant Sinha in jail in Hazaribagh and asked him to secure bail and lead the party in the Jharkhand Assembly elections later this year, describing him as the “right person” for the chief minister’s post. 86-year-old Advani drove to the Hazaribagh Central...
  • Convicts serving life sentence go missing from Tihar jail June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: While the appeals of dreaded criminals lie pending in higher courts, several inmates of the Tihar jail have gone missing. As per figures submitted by Tihar Jail authorities to the Delhi High Court, 915 convicts have either jumped parole or bail since 1999. Many of them have been...
  • Rajat Gupta's jail term begins today, says $14 million civil penalty too high June 17, 2014

    New York: India-born former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta, scheduled to begin his two-year prison sentence on Tuesday told a US court that he should not be required to pay a heavy USD 13.9 million in civil penalties since he already has to pay over USD 11 million in criminal...
  • Snapshot: Tihar inmates walk the ramp in clothes made inside the jail under the guidance of fashion designer Reena Dhaka June 17, 2014

    It was a fashion show of a different kind. Inmates of the Tihar jail walked the ramp during a fashion show in New Delhi on June 14, 2014. The inmates wore clothing made and designed within Tihar under the guidance of fashion designer Reena Dhaka. All photos are from AP. ...
  • Accused of murder, 4 prisoners escape from Buxar jail June 14, 2014

    Four prisoners accused of the murder of an under-trial on Friday escaped from the Buxar sub-jail and a manhunt has been launched to nab them. "We are trying to find out whether they fled by climbing the prison wall or simply walked out of the gates," Jail Superintendent Dev Kishun Singh...