Tihar

  • Delhi to have three more jails 2 days ago

    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 2 days 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 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 4 days ago

    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 5 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 daughterinlaw 5 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...
  • 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...
  • Automotive industry unit in Tihar to be run by inmates September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: For the first time in the history of Indian automotive industry, a manufacturing unit has been set up inside a jail premises where work will be carried out by prison inmates. The Director General of Delhi prisons, Alok Verma, on Friday inaugurated the small scale automotive workshop in...
  • 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...
  • Over 150 Hindu inmates keep Roza with 2,300 Muslims at Tihar July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Setting an example of rare communal harmony, more than 150 Hindu inmates of Tihar Jail are keeping roza, the dawntodusk fast during Ramzan, along with over 2,300 Muslim inmates. The holy month of Ramazan commenced on June 29 this year. Tihar Jail authorities said the Hindu inmates started keeping...
  • Delhi jails to get hitech security systems June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Hitech 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 35yearold 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....
  • 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 "nonsensitive" 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Kejriwal released from Tihar after furnishing personal bond May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday evening walked out of Tihar jail as he finally agreed to furnish a bail bond before a local court after spending six days in the prison in a criminal defamation case filed by BJP MP Nitin Gadkari. Kejriwal, who had been lodged in...
  • Delhi High Court agrees to hear plea against Arvind Kejriwal May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A petition was filed on Monday in the Delhi High Court seeking action against former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for writing an open letter to his supporters from the Tihar Jail. Aam Admi Party chief Kejriwal is currently lodged in the Tihar Central Jail as he refused to furnish...
  • AAP to challenge Magistrate's order in higher court May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party has decided to challenge the order of the Metropolitan Magistrate, who sent its leader Arvind Kejriwal to judicial custody for not furnishing a bond in a defamation case, in a higher court. "The AAP has decided to challenge the erroneous order of the learned Metropolitan...
  • Kejriwal to stay in jail till June 6, says will not furnish bail bond May 23, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convener Arvind Kejriwal has been sent to 14day judicial custody in the defamation case filed by senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nitin Gadkari. Kejriwal, a former Delhi chief minister, was sent to Tihar Jail after he refused to sign a personal bond of Rs...
  • Is AAP reaching a political dead end? May 23, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convener Arvind Kejriwal has been sent to 14day judicial custody in the defamation case filed by senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nitin Gadkari. Kejriwal, a former Delhi chief minister, was sent to Tihar Jail after he refused to sign a personal bond of Rs...