TIHAR JAIL

  • Sahara moves Supreme Court for extension of facilities to Subrata Roy in jail by 6 weeks February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed concern over how Sahara Group would raise money to secure its chief Subrata Roy's release, as the group sought extension of facilities inside Tihar jail premises by four to six weeks to enable him negotiate deals with prospective buyers. The apex court expressed concern...
  • Working on another deal to raise funds to secure release of Subrata Roy: Sahara February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Sahara said on Thursady that they are working on another deal to raise funds to secure the release of their chief Subrata Roy from Tihar jail. This came after the Supreme Court was informed that the proposed transactions for a loan of around US dollar 1,050 million from...
  • Sahara saga: Mirach Capital says 3 hotels can fetch maximum $1.67 billion February 8, 2015

    New York: As the blame-game continues over their floundered deal, US-based Mirach Capital has claimed that Sahara's three overseas hotels can fetch a maximum valuation of $1.67 billion (Rs 10,400 crore). These three iconic hotels -- The Plaza and Dream Downtown in New York and Grosvenor House in London -- were...
  • Tihar jail launches health drive for inmates February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Tihar Jail authorities who have launched a major drive to get the health check up of its over 13,000 inmates done. Named 'Chhupa Rustam', the general health check-up campaign was launched after it was detected that a large number of inmates suffer from hyper tension. The health camp was started...
  • Sahara saviours deny fraud, say ready to buy company assets February 6, 2015

    Washington: Denying "unfounded" allegations of forgery, the US-based Mirach Capital Group has asserted that it remains "ready, willing and able" to buy Sahara assets, but its loan offer was no longer on the table. The syndicate of five UK and US investors, which had last month made a $2 billion loan...
  • Mysterious turn to Sahara's $2-billion deal, Bank of America denies any role February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: In a curious turn to crisis-ridden Sahara Group's efforts to raise funds to secure bail for its chief Subrata Roy, Bank of America has refuted claims of being a banker to the USD 2-billion funding offered by little known US-based entity Mirach Capital. "We are in no way...
  • Young Tihar inmate dies in hospital, family alleges murder January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: A 20-year-old inmate of Tihar jail died in wee hours on Tuesday at DDU hospital of West Delhi, with family alleging foul play in his death. Chandan Ray, who was arrested in a case of stalking, was admitted to the medical investigation room of the jail on Monday...
  • High security prison in Tihar gets computer lab December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Tihar Jail administration has set up a computer training centre in the high security prison, in an attempt to support and rehabilitate the prisoners. The computer lab was inaugurated by Delhi Prisons DG Alok Verma in the presence of DIG (Prisons) Mukesh Prasad, Jail Superintendent Rajesh Kumar and...
  • Tihar inmates to get life insurance cover under Jan Dhan Yojna December 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Inmates of Delhi's high-security Tihar jail will soon get life and accidental insurance cover as the prison administration, in collaboration with Indian Bank, has decided to get their accounts opened under the Jan Dhan Yojna. As per the scheme, the inmates will come under accidental insurance cover of Rs...
  • Intelligence inputs warn of suicide attack by LeT terrorists on Tihar jail, Delhi Police on high alert December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Security of Tihar jail has been beefed up after intelligence inputs were received of a suicide attack by terror outfit Lashkar e Toiba (LeT) to free jailed terrorists. Tihar jail already has a three-layer security apparatus which has now been enhanced further after the inputs. Delhi Police is...
  • Sahara awaits court verdict that may give jailed chief Subrata Roy freedom December 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Embattled conglomerate Sahara is readying for a court verdict on Wednesday that will determine if it can take on a new loan and refinance debt on its overseas hotels, including the Plaza in New York, to secure the release of its jailed chief. Sahara Chairman Subrata Roy has been...
  • Uber rape case accused a repeat offender, was earlier arrested in a sexual assault case in 2011: sources December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Shocking details emerging from the probe reveal that Uber cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav arrested for raping a 25-year-old finance executive in Gurgaon was arrested in 2011 as well on the charges of sexual assault. He had spent seven months in Tihar jail before being acquitted in the...
  • Sahara to sell Mumbai, Jodhpur land parcels for Rs 1,251 crore December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: After selling land in Gurgaon for Rs 1,211 crore recently, Sahara group is believed to have finalised two more land parcels deals - one in Mumbai and another in Jodhpur - for over Rs 1,250 crore. Besides, talks are in final stages for sale...
  • Sahara moves Supreme Court, seeks relief for Subrata Roy on deteriorating health condition November 25, 2014

    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...