Prisons

  • Prisoner and guard fall sick after consuming poisoned tea 15-04-2014 02:56 PM

    Three persons including a prisoner and a constable guarding him were taken ill after allegedly drinking intoxicated tea served by a female relative of the prisoner, police said on Tuesday. Sandeep (30), arrested in a robbery case last week, and constable Vijaypal fell ill yesterday, after they consumed posion laced...
  • A photographer asked 12 convicts to handwrite sincere letters to their younger selves. The result is amazing 31-03-2014 11:14 AM

    Photographer Trent Bell asked 12 convicts in the Maine prison system to handwrite sincere letters to their younger selves. The series is called 'Reflect'. ...
  • Original Harry Potter artwork to go under the hammer 23-03-2014 04:33 PM

    London: Two pieces of original artwork from the covers of J K Rowling's Harry Potter books are set to go under the hammer. The watercolours, painted by artist Cliff Wright, are featured on the second and third instalments of the book series, reported Contactmusic. One of pieces, which was featured...
  • Serial killer Charles Sobhraj worked as arms dealer for Taliban 23-03-2014 01:46 PM

    Serial killer Charles Sobhraj, a Frenchman of Indian and Vietnamese parentage, who has served long jail terms in India and other countries, claimed that he worked as an arms dealer for Taliban after befriending JeM chief Masood Azhar in Tihar prison and was even associated with American spy agency CIA....
  • Four undertrial prisoners escape from Sitamarhi jail 18-03-2014 01:22 PM

    Four undertrial prisoners escaped from a jail in Sitamarhi district of Bihar taking advantage of a scuffle between some inmates and prison guards over poor quality of food, jail sources said on Tuesday. The incident took place at the divisional jail on Monday evening when the four undertrials escaped by...
  • Bihar: 7 prisoners escape from police custody, 3 re-arrested 15-03-2014 04:50 PM

    New Delhi: Seven prisoners managed to escape from police custody in Aurangabad on Friday noon. The seven were being produced in court when the incident happened. The police has managed to re-arrest three of them. The rest are absconding. A massive manhunt has been launched to arrest them. ...
  • Jailer injured in assault by inmates 02-03-2014 10:19 PM

    The jailer of the local prison was injured when two inmates fought with him over rejection of a request to allow a visitor inside the jail on Sunday. Sher Khan and Chiku Khan assaulted the jailer of Dhanbad Jail, Md Israel, when he refused to allow a visitor to see...
  • Government increases monthly pension of MISA prisoners to Rs 12,000 01-03-2014 09:01 AM

    Rajasthan government has increased monthly pension to Rs 12,000 to those who were sent to jail under MISA during the days of Emergency. The revised pension will be effective from January 1, 2014, an official statement said. Along with this, the government has also announced medical allowance of Rs 1,200...
  • Sexual assault case: Tarun Tejpal booked for using mobile phone in prison 28-02-2014 05:08 PM

    Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal has been booked for possession of a mobile phone inside prison premises, an official said on Friday. Tejpal is one of the seven inmates at Vasco's Sada sub jail, located 35 km from Panaji, who were found with a mobile phone during a surprise raid Sunday...
  • Over 120 convicted prisoners released from Rajasthan jails 25-02-2014 11:24 PM

    Over 120 convicted prisoners have been released before time from various jails of Rajasthan on ground of good behaviour and serious ailment. The government had recently decided to release over 150 such prisoners to promote good behaviour in jail. Since Monday, about 120 inmates have been released, a jail officer...
  • Plaint filed against Tejpal for keeping mobile phone in jail 25-02-2014 12:05 AM

    Goa jail authorities on Monday filed a formal police complaint against Tehelka founder-editor Tarun Tejpal and six others after mobile phones were found allegedly in their possession inside the Sada Sub jail. During a surprise inspection in the jail on Sunday, the authorities had found Tejpal possessing a mobile phone...
  • Alice Herz-Sommer, oldest-known Holocaust survivor dies at 110 24-02-2014 09:36 AM

    London:c, believed to be the oldest Holocaust survivor, died at age 110 on Sunday, a family member said. The accomplished pianist's death came just a week before her extraordinary story of surviving two years in a Nazi prison camp through devotion to music and her son is up for an...
  • Vasundhara Raje government to release 150 convicts 22-02-2014 11:42 AM

    Rajasthan government has decided to release 150 convicted prisoners before time on ground of good behavior, age factor and serious ailments.The government also decided to commute the term of punishment of around 3,500 prisoners. The 150 prisoners who have completed two-thirds of punishment and have conducted themselves well or are...
  • Parkash Singh Badal's prison years now being questioned 14-02-2014 02:25 PM

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has always claimed that he has been the longest serving political prisoner in the country. That is being questioned now by Badal's political bete noire and Congress leader Amarinder Singh. Badal's claim has been that after South Africa's anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, who...
  • Kashmir has been virtually converted into a prison: Mehbooba Mufti 13-02-2014 07:01 PM

    Jammu: Demanding immediate release of youths arrested in the past few days, People's Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday condemned the state government for its "intolerance" and said Kashmir "has been virtually converted into a prison". Intervening during the Question Hour in the Assembly, she said, "Kashmir has been...
  • 65-year-old undertrial dies of asthma attack in Muzaffarnagar jail 11-02-2014 12:01 PM

    An undertrial prisoner lodged in the district jail died allegedly due to an asthama attack, police said. 65-year-old Jamal succumbed to asthama in jail on Monday, Jailor of the district jail, Mizazi Lal said. The undertrial was arrested two years ago in a case of robbery. He was under treatment...
  • Indian prisoner found dead in Pakistan jail 04-02-2014 02:40 PM

    New Delhi: An Indian prisoner was found dead in a jail in Pakistan's Karachi on Tuesday morning. The prisoner identified as Kishore Bhagwan was lodged in Landhi Jail in Karachi. The body of the deceased has been sent for post mortem. According to Pakistan's media, Kishore, was arrested by the...
  • Over 1,000 prisoners claim they have completed jail term, go on strike for release 03-02-2014 03:40 PM

    Over a thousand prisoners went on strike in different jails of Jharkhand on Monday demanding their release, with some also on hunger strike.Around 700 prisoners are sitting on strike in Jai Prakash Narayan Central Jail, 200 in Garwah jail and 140 in Medininagar jail. The prisoners, most of them lifers,...
  • Delhi: 24 prisoners freed, 1,000 get remission from Tihar jail on Republic Day 26-01-2014 06:05 PM

    A total of 24 prisoners were freed from Tihar Central Jail in Delhi and 1,000 others got remission in their sentences ranging from 15 days to two months on the occasion of the Republic Day, an official said. "Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung gave remission in the jail term of 1,000...
  • CJ Show: Nirmal Kaur fights for the release of her captive husband 25-01-2014 11:16 PM

    CJ Nirmal Kaur is the wife of a war prisoner who is languishing in a Pakistani jail. Her husband was captured by Pakistani soldiers during the 1971 war and has ever since been captive. She has even gone to Pakistan to find out the whereabouts of her husband, but to...
  • Tibetan PM releases biography of political prisoner Takna Jigme Sangpo 24-01-2014 07:07 PM

    It was a trip down memory lane for Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay in Himachal Pradesh on Friday as he released a biography of Takna Jigme Sangpo, the longest-incarcerated Tibetan political prisoner in China. "I feel honoured to launch the biography of Takna Jigme Sangpo. Since my time as an...
  • Prisoner flees while being taken to Dasna jail 21-01-2014 08:24 AM

    An undertrial prisoner on Monday fled while he was being taken back to Dasna Jail in Ghaziabad from Aligarh district where he was taken in connection with the murder case lodged against him. The prisoner has been identified as Sahid, alias Chaman, a resident of Vijay Nagar area, according to...
  • US: Freezing climate forces jail escapist to surrender 08-01-2014 02:44 PM

    Just how cold is it in the US? Apparently cold enough for an escaped prisoner to turn himself in. Authorities say the inmate escaped from a minimum security facility in Kentucky on Sunday. As temperatures dropped far below freezing on Monday, they say he walked into a motel and asked...
  • Six gunmen wearing police uniform kill nine inmates in Mexican prison 04-01-2014 11:43 AM

    Mexico City: Nine people were killed during a gunfight at a prison in Mexico's violent Guerrero state, after a gang dressed as police officers gained entry on Friday, authorities said. Six gunmen wearing police uniforms were allowed to enter the prison by unsuspecting guards who believed the men were delivering...
  • Elderly prisoner dies at Dasna Jail, probe on 03-01-2014 10:10 PM

    A 70-year-old prisoner serving a ten-year imprisonment in a dowry death case, died under mysterious conditions inside the Dasna Jail here, police said on Friday. Rajendra, who was from Wazidpur village in Noida, died on Thursday night, they said. A local court had sentenced Rajendra to 10-year imprisonment on July...
  • Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners 31-12-2013 12:35 PM

    Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners on Wednesday, the second stage of a limited amnesty designed to help US-sponsored peace talks that have been dogged by divisions on both sides. The inmates, convicted of murder in the killing of Israelis before or just after interim accords were signed two decades ago,...
  • Etawah to get a new prison 27-12-2013 11:16 PM

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday decided to shift the inmates of existing Etawah jail to a new prison which will be constructed in village Phulapur in Saifai tehsil, native place of SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav. "A decision has been taken by the cabinet to shift the existing jail...
  • MP ATS arrests 3 SIMI terrorists who had escaped from Khandwa jail 24-12-2013 11:59 AM

    Bhopal: Three Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) terrorists were on Tuesday nabbed by the Madhya Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad from Sendhwa in Badwani. These three terrorists had escaped from Khandwa Jail about three months back. On October 1 seven SIMI members had made a daring escaped from the Khandwa jail...
  • Asaram will be treated like normal prisoner: Rajasthan Police 22-12-2013 12:55 PM

    Controversial godman Asaram, arrested for alleged sexual assault, was on Sunday taken to jail like any normal prisoner instead of the earlier practice of transporting him alone in a police vehicle with two other police vehicles escorting him. The 72-year-old godman will henceforth be taken to court in the same...
  • Daniel Radcliffe wanted to quit 'Harry Potter' after the third film 25-11-2013 05:59 PM

    London: Actor Daniel Radcliffe, who rose to fame by playing boy wizard 'Harry Potter' in the movies based on J K Rowling's books, says after the third film he thought of quitting the franchise. The 24-year-old actor was convinced that another young actor could take over the part from him...