Jail

  • Saudi jails rights activist for 15 years: Relatives 07-07-2014 09:18 AM

    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 04-07-2014 06:51 PM

    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...
  • Indian jailed for nine months for Little India riot 03-07-2014 04:17 PM

    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...
  • Delhi jails to get hi-tech security systems 29-06-2014 05:45 PM

    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...
  • Inmate found dead in Tihar jail, suicide suspected 25-06-2014 07:56 PM

    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. ...
  • Man sentenced to 10-years imprisonment for attacking tribal girl 25-06-2014 01:57 PM

    Kendrapara (Odisha): A 40-year-old man was sentenced to ten years imprisonment by a court in Kendrapara district for attacking a tribal girl and chopping off her fingers last year. While convicting Sanatan Bhoi on Tuesday, on the basis of circumstantial evidence and deposition of witnesses, Kendrapara district and sessions judge...
  • New York Times prints a blank back page in support of jailed Al-Jazeera journalists 24-06-2014 06:32 PM

    An Egyptian court on Monday convicted three Al-Jazeera journalists and sentenced them to seven years in prison on terrorism-related charges after a trial dismissed by rights groups as a politically motivated sham. The verdict brought a landslide of international condemnation and calls for the newly elected president to intervene. The...
  • Egypt court sentences three Al-Jazeera journalists to 7 years in jail 23-06-2014 02:32 PM

    Cairo: An Egyptian court has convicted three journalists for Al-Jazeera English and sentenced them to seven years in prison each on terrorism-related charges. The three of them - Australian correspondent Peter Greste, Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy, and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed, were sentenced on Monday. Mohammed was...
  • Hit-and-run case: Salman Khan appears in court, another witness identifies him 23-06-2014 01:03 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Salman Khan appeared in court on Monday for his hearing in the hit and run case that the Bollywood actor was implicated in the year 2002. The prosecution witness has identified Salman Khan and said he saw him getting out of the car after the accident. A bar...
  • Indian Bank to employ Tihar inmates at its prison branch 22-06-2014 10:24 AM

    New Delhi: Tihar Jail inmates with proven good conduct and qualifications will soon be working at "non-sensitive" 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....
  • Rape accused commits suicide in jail 21-06-2014 09:12 AM

    A 40-year-old under trial prisoner and former Government Railway Police constable allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his cell in Dausa city jail on Friday. Sunil Kumar, who had been accused of raping a minor girl was arrested on May 7 last and was transferred to Dausa jail from...
  • JSEB official assault case: After 17 days in jail, Yashwant Sinha, others released 19-06-2014 02:50 PM

    Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha and 61 party workers on Thursday were released from jail, a day after a local court granted them bail in a case of alleged assault of a government official. Sinha, who spent a fortnight in jail, was released from jail after furnishing two surety bonds...
  • Yashwant is ‘right candidate’ to be Jharkhand CM: LK Advani 17-06-2014 10:59 PM

    BJP veteran LK Advani on Tuesday met party colleague Yashwant Sinha in jail in Hazaribagh and asked him to secure bail and lead the party in the Jharkhand Assembly elections later this year, describing him as the right person for the chief ministers post. 86-year-old Advani drove to the Hazaribagh...
  • Convicts serving life sentence go missing from Tihar jail 17-06-2014 09:20 PM

    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...
  • Rajat Gupta's jail term begins today, says $14 million civil penalty too high 17-06-2014 10:45 AM

    New York: India-born former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta, scheduled to begin his two-year prison sentence on Tuesday told a US court that he should not be required to pay a heavy USD 13.9 million in civil penalties since he already has to pay over USD 11 million in criminal...
  • Snapshot: Tihar inmates walk the ramp in clothes made inside the jail under the guidance of fashion designer Reena Dhaka 17-06-2014 10:42 AM

    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....
  • Accused of murder, 4 prisoners escape from Buxar jail 14-06-2014 04:01 PM

    Four prisoners accused of the murder of an under-trial on Friday escaped from the Buxar sub-jail and a manhunt has been launched to nab them. "We are trying to find out whether they fled by climbing the prison wall or simply walked out of the gates," Jail Superintendent Dev Kishun...
  • US: Rajat Gupta loses last bid to avoid jail 12-06-2014 10:08 AM

    Washington: Rajat Gupta, former Indian-American director of Goldman Sachs Group, must report to prison on June 17 to begin his two-year sentence for insider trading with the Supreme Court rejecting his plea. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Wednesday rejected Gupta's request for an order letting him remain free...
  • 24 cases of tuberculosis reported in Farrukhabad Central Jail 09-06-2014 03:46 PM

    Twenty-four cases of tuberculosis have been reported till now among the inmates lodged in Central Jail in Farrukhabad, officials said. Of the 29 inmates who underwent medical examination recently, 24 have been found suffering from TB out of whom eight are at a critical stage, district TB officer Dr Rajbir...
  • Subrata to stay in jail as SC rejects plea to put him under house arrest 04-06-2014 02:51 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday appointed FS Nariman as amicus curiae in the Sahara case and rejected its chief Subrata Roy's plea to put him under house arrest. Roy had sought modification of an earlier SC order asking him to pay Rs 5,000 crore in cash besides a...
  • Singer Chris Brown released from jail: Authorities 02-06-2014 07:33 PM

    Los Angeles: Singer Chris Brown was released early Monday from a Los Angeles County jail, authorities said. Los Angeles Sheriff's deputy Tony Moore told The Associated Press that Brown was released at 12:01 a.m. Monday, but he didn't have any more details. Brown had been in custody since mid-March, when...
  • Court issues production warrant against LeT operative Jundal 02-06-2014 04:34 PM

    New Delhi: A special NIA court on Monday issued a production warrant for July 2 against suspected top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist Abu Jundal, one of the alleged masterminds of 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. District Judge IS Mehta was scheduled to hear arguments on charges in the case in which Jundal...
  • Gujarat's 'encounter cop' Vanzara retires in jail 31-05-2014 10:20 PM

    Suspended Gujarat cadre IPS officer D G Vanzara, who has been behind bars for the past seven years in connection with fake encounter cases, on Saturday retired after 34 years of service. The "encounter specialist" suspended IPS officer retired in the Sabarmati Central Prison here. As per the wish of...
  • 7 yrs of jail for man held with fake currency in Odisha 31-05-2014 05:50 PM

    Bhubaneswar: A local court in Cuttack today sentenced a man to rigorous imprisonment (RI) for seven years with a penalty of Rs 5,000 after convicting him in a fake currency note case. The Second Additional Sessions Judge, Cuttack found guilty one Sanjay Kumar Biswal of indulged in trade of fake...
  • Fatehgarh Jail superintendent suspended over clashes inside prison 29-05-2014 03:45 PM

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday suspended Fatehgarh Jail superintendent in connection with a brawl that occurred in jail after the death of an inmate two weeks ago. Kailash Chandra has been suspended in connection with the May 17 incident, Deputy Inspector General, Jail Sharad Kulshresth told reporters. Earlier, on...
  • Bokaro MLA Samresh Singh sent to jail 28-05-2014 09:00 PM

    A local court on Wednesdaysent the MLA from Bokaro Samresh Singh to jail in a case of Prevention of Defacement of Property Act 1987, The hearing on Singh's bail petition will be held on Thursday. Singh, a JVM party MLA, surrendered in the court of judicial magistrate Kumar Pawan on...
  • Delhi High Court agrees to hear plea against Arvind Kejriwal 26-05-2014 05:11 PM

    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...
  • AAP to challenge Magistrate's order in higher court 24-05-2014 07:52 PM

    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...
  • Kejriwal to stay in jail till June 6, says will not furnish bail bond 23-05-2014 11:50 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convener Arvind Kejriwal has been sent to 14-day 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? 23-05-2014 10:39 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convener Arvind Kejriwal has been sent to 14-day 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...