Jail

  • Relief for Irom Sharmila as court orders release Yesterday

    A landmark directive from a sessions court in Manipur has come as a relief for anti-AFSPA activist Iron Sharmila. The court has ordered her release from custody. ...
  • Three inmates booked for sodomising a minor inmate in protection home 2 days ago

    Police have registered a case against three inmates for allegedly sodomising another inmate in a government-run protection home here. The three inmates who were accused in rape and loot cases, have also been booked for sodomising a 16-year-old inmate in a protection home here, Assistant Superintendent of the Protection Home, A...
  • Criminal wanted in 16 cases among two held in UP August 12, 2014

    Two criminals, who were allegedly planning to kill an undertrial in a court, were on Tuesday arrested after a brief encounter with the Uttar Pradesh police in Bulandshahr court compound. Abid alias Mota and Ravi had come to kill one Arif who was to be produced in the court during a...
  • Clash between prisoners, cops leaves 17 injured in Sitamarhi jail August 11, 2014

    Tension prevailed following clashes between officials and prisoners in a Bihar jail that left at least 17 people injured. Later, the jail superintendent was transferred. At least 12 prisoners and five police officials were injured in the clashes late Saturday in the prison in Sitamarhi district, officials said. Bihar IG Prisons Prem...
  • From jail, Subrata Roy tries to sell the New York Plaza August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: It's hardly the $30,000 a night royal suite, but after five months in India's biggest jail, the owner of the New York Plaza and London's Grosvenor House is thrilled to be able to use a modest office as he tries to sell the iconic hotels. Indian tycoon Subrata Roy...
  • Indian diplomat's jailed paedophile son appeals term in Australia August 7, 2014

    Melbourne: A 34-year-old pedophile son of an Indian diplomat who was jailed by an Australian court for over 10 years for a series of sexual offences on Thursday appealed the sentence, claiming the jail term was "manifestly excessive." Navin Edwin was last year sentenced to 10 years and eight months...
  • Jharkhand to take Centre's help to secure release of Mangal Singh from Lahore jail August 7, 2014

    The government on Wednesday assured the state Assembly that it would take up with the Centre the issue of a Jharkhand resident lodged in Lahore jail after a ruling MLA informed the House about it. "It concerns with the Centre and we will take it up with the central government," Parliamentary...
  • Three killed in firing outside Roorkee sub jail August 5, 2014

    Three associates of a notorious criminal Chinoo Pandit were killed and five others injured on Tuesday when a rival gang of criminals opened fire on them outside Roorkee sub jail in Haridwar district, police said. The clash took place just outside the gate of the sub jail at around...
  • Subrata Roy shifted to conference room of Tihar Jail August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A number of people including the staff of Sahara chief Subrata Roy on Tuesday visited him at the conference room of Tihar jail which has been declared "special jail" for negotiations with potential buyers of his overseas hotels to raise Roy's bail amount of Rs 10,000 crore. Sources in...
  • ED quizzes MPPEB's former exam controller August 4, 2014

    Enforcement Directorate questioned Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board's (MPPEB) former Exam Controller Pankaj Trivedi for near five-and-a-half hours on Monday, to know investments made by him in movable and immovable assets. A senior ED officer said that Trivedi was brought here amidst tight security from the Bhopal Central Jail, where he...
  • Sahara chief Subrata Roy to raise bail money from conference room in jail August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Jailed Sahara chief Subrata Roy will move to a swanky conference room in Tihar prison on Tuesday where he will have facilities like video conferencing, Internet and phone so that he can negotiate with potential bidders for sale of his hotels abroad to raise Rs 10,000 crore for...
  • SC allows Sahara chief Subrata Roy to shift to conference hall in Tihar August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: In slight respite for Sahara chief Subrata Roy, the Supreme Court on Friday allowed him and two other directors of the firm to shift from the barracks of Tihar jail to a conference hall in the prison's vicinity. The court gave 10 working days from August 5 to Sahara...
  • Nearly 6,000 Indians languishing in foreign jails July 31, 2014

    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 July 30, 2014

    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 July 30, 2014

    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 July 29, 2014

    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 July 26, 2014

    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 July 25, 2014

    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' July 25, 2014

    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 July 25, 2014

    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 July 25, 2014

    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....