TIHAR JAIL

  • Sahara moves Supreme Court, seeks relief for Subrata Roy on deteriorating health condition 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Sahara group moved Supreme Court on Tuesday and appealed for relief for its chief Subrata Roy on his deteriorating health condition. The Supreme Court has said that they can only direct Tihar jail to give necessary treatment to Roy. The move comes a day after the Central Board of...
  • Disclose details of prisoners to be released on SC order: CIC November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The details of prisoners who are set to be released on a recent Supreme Court order should be put in public domain, the Central Information Commission said in a directive to Tihar Jail. Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu directed Tihar authorities to place details of all such undertrials and...
  • Woman from Assam gangraped in Delhi November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: A 30-year-old woman from Assam was allegedly assaulted and gangraped by four of her neighbours in west Delhi's Mundka area, police said on Saturday. All the four accused have been arrested and sent to Tihar jail, police said. The woman has been living alone in the area since...
  • How many Tihar inmates get 'A' class wards at state expense: HC asks Delhi Police November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the city police how many inmates of Tihar Jail are provided 'A' class wards/treatment in government hospitals at state expense, while referring to the number of hospital visits made by the convicts in the Nitish Katara murder case. A special bench...
  • Tihar women inmates celebrate Chhath October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Women inmates lodged in Tihar Jail on Wednesday celebrated 'Chhath' and performed rituals amid special arrangements made by prison authorities for the festival. Inmates lodged in jail number six--the all women's prison-- performed 'puja' in the Tihar premises and other inmates participated in the celebrations. "Special arrangements have been made...
  • Tihar to raise wall to stop articles being flung from outside October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Tihar Jail authorities have decided to raise the height of the prison's boundary walls besides enhancing other security measures, after SIM cards and surgical blades were found hidden inside various articles which were flung from outside of the facility. A top official of the high-security jail said restricted...
  • Delhi: 135 couples celebrate Karvachauth in Tihar October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: As many as 135 couples lodged in Tihar jail on Saturday celebrated Karvachauth amid tight vigilance and special festive arrangements. The arrangements were made in the women jail of Tihar where 135 women observed fast for the long life of their husbands who are also lodged in the prison. "Special...
  • INLD chief OP Chautala to surrender before Tihar Jail authorities today October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: INLD chief and former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala to surrender before Tihar Jail authorities on Saturday, as per the Delhi High Court orders for misusing bail conditions by campaigning for Assembly polls, saying he cannot "take the court for a ride". The High Court had made it...
  • Creativity you display is a source of inspiration for artists like us: Richa Chadha to Tihar jail inmates October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood actors Richa Chadha and Nikhil Dwivedi, who are playing absconded inmates in their upcoming film 'Tamanchey', today visited Tihar jail and interacted with the inmates here on the occasion of Eid. The duo came to the jail on request of the jail authorities to make the occasion...
  • Delhi: Undertrial prisoner dies in Tihar jail hospital October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A 37-year-old undertrial prisoner, who was HIV positive, and lodged in Tihar jail, died in the prison hospital. Rajnish was lodged in the jail this year after he was arrested in a case of cheating. "He was admitted in the casualty of Central Jail number three hospital. He...
  • SC declines urgent hearing plea of Sahara chief Subrata Roy October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday declined to give an urgent hearing to the plea of jailed Sahara chief Subrata Roy seeking bail to attend the cremation and perform rituals relating to the death of his aunt. The application was mentioned by Roy's advocates at the residence of Chief Justice...
  • Subrata Roy moved back to jail, special facilities withdrawn October 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Sahara chief Subrata Roy on Wednesday was sent back to his cell in Tihar jail at the end of the period granted by the Supreme Court to stay at an air conditioned facility in the complex to negotiate sale of his overseas luxury hotels. The court had extended Roy's...
  • Delhi to have three more jails September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over the overcrowded Tihar Jail, which houses inmates twice its capacity, Delhi Chief Secretary DM Spolia on Sunday said three more jails will come up in the capital. Spolia, who was on a visit to review the progress of underconstruction Mandoli Jail, said the government planned to...
  • Court acquits inmate in Tihar assault case September 21, 2014

    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 coaccused Gajinder Singh was declared proclaimed offender in the case. "In the instant case, as per the...
  • Fifth death within fortnight in Tihar; family alleges foul play September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: A 27yearold 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 September 18, 2014

    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 daughterinlaw September 18, 2014

    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...
  • Delhi: Tihar Jail inmates run a restaurant, serve mouthwatering 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tihar used for indoctrination for jihad: LeT operative July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Abdul Subhan, the 42yearold LashkareTaiba (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 interstate bus terminus, informed officials of Delhi Police's special cell that Asif Raza...
  • 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 airconditioned 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) cofounder 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 reformminded 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...