Jail

  • Court acquits inmate in Tihar assault case 1 hour 16 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has acquitted a Tihar Jail inmate for grievously injuring a fellow prisoner during a fight over a cell phone as the victim turned hostile. The court freed Jagdev while co-accused Gajinder Singh was declared proclaimed offender in the case. "In the instant case, as per the...
  • Indian diplomat's daughter wins $225,000 settlement from New York City Yesterday

    New York: An Indian diplomat's daughter who was suspended, arrested and forced to spend a day in jail during her senior year in February 2011 on cyber-bullying charges, has won a $225,000 settlement from New York City. The settlement agreement, approved by Manhattan federal judge John Koetl, also praised Krittika Biswas,...
  • Fifth death within fortnight in Tihar; family alleges foul play Yesterday

    New Delhi: A 27-year-old inmate of Tihar jail died under mysterious circumstances hours before he was to be released on bail, the fifth death in a fortnight, with family alleging foul play. Rinku Juneja, an undertrial who was recently sent to the jail, was granted bail last evening and was...
  • Delhi: Stricter vigil at Tihar after 4th inmate dies within fortnight 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Tihar Jail authorities have stepped up security at the facility and intensified frisking and other precautionary measures following the death of a fourth inmate within a fortnight at the prison. A prisoner in the special security ward died after he was attacked on Wednesday with a sharp weapon by...
  • Tihar jailer, son arrested for allegedly burning daughter-in-law 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Tihar jailer Gyan Singh and his son Nitin have been arrested by the Delhi police for trying to kill a woman by burning her. The woman is the accused man Nitin's wife. They have been charged under sections 498, 307 (attempt to murder) and 34 (common intention). The...
  • Custodial torture: Madras HC impleads Home Secretary, DGP, SP 3 days ago

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Wednesday suo motu impleaded the Home Secretary, the Director General of Police and the Superintendent of Police, Tiruppur district, as respondents in the case of alleged custodial torture of a woman at a police station at Udumalaipet in Coimbatore district. ...
  • 26/11 Mumbai attacks case: Defence lawyers oppose 'video-link' trial in Pakistan 3 days ago

    Lahore: Defence lawyers in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case on Wednesday opposed the plea before a Pakistani anti-terrorism court to hold the trial of the seven accused through a video-link or allow witnesses to submit their recorded statements. In the last hearing, the prosecution lawyers had filed an application in the...
  • Massachusetts jail offers $1,000-a-shot drug to fight addiction, recidivism September 6, 2014

    Massachusetts: When William Luz's father died behind bars last month at 62 of liver failure and other illnesses tied to a lifetime of illegal drug use, his son, a former addict himself, could have dulled the pain with heroin. But Luz, who had been released from jail a few weeks before...
  • Delhi: Tihar Jail inmates run a restaurant, serve mouth-watering dishes September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no denying the fact that one's good conduct pays in the long run and that is what is exactly being experienced by Tihar Jail prisoners, some of whom have been given a chance to interact with the public. Located on the Jail Road in west Delhi...
  • Nithari killer Surinder Koli kept in high security Meerut jail September 5, 2014

    Meerut: Nithari serial killer Surendra Koli who is to be hanged in Meerut on September 12, has been placed in a high-security barrack in Meerut jail, prison authorities said. Koli was placed in the high security barrack on Thursday night and two armed guards deployed outside his cell in order to...
  • Free all undertrials who have served over half of their sentence, orders Supreme Court September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has ordered the release of all undertrials who have served over half of the maximum punishment for the crime for which they have been charged with. The court also asked district judges to visit jails once in a week for two months in their respective...
  • Delhi: Over 1,250 prisoners get remission of sentence for good conduct August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Over 1,250 inmates lodged in Tihar and Rohini jails were granted remission of sentence on the occasion of 68th Independence Day. The convicts, whose sentences have been reduced, include those who have served less than a year to more than ten years. Exercising his powers under Delhi jail manual, newly...
  • Relief for Irom Sharmila as court orders release August 19, 2014

    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 August 19, 2014

    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...