Tihar

  • Woman who accused BSP MP of rape beaten up by husband, asked to withdraw case 29-03-2014 12:31 PM

    A 42-year-old railway employee, who had accused BSP MP from Jaunpur, Dhananjay Singh, of raping her in November 2013, on Saturday charged her husband with beating and intimidating her to take back her complaint against the lawmaker, police said. According to the victim's complaint, her husband who lives separately, reached...
  • 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....
  • Terror suspect Fasih Mehmood allegedly attacked in Tihar Jail 22-03-2014 05:30 PM

    New Delhi: Fasih Mehmood, a terror suspect in the 2010 Bangalore Chinnaswamy Stadium blast and the Jama Masjid shooting in Delhi, was allegedly beaten up by fellow cell-mates in Tihar jail on Saturday. Mehmood reportedly got into a brawl with fellow prisoners after which he got injured and was rushed...
  • Maid murder: Court grants two months interim bail to BSP MP 22-03-2014 05:28 PM

    BSP MP Dhananjay Singh, who along with his wife Jagriti Singh have been chargesheeted in connection with murder of their maid, was on Saturday granted interim bail for two months by a Delhi court. Additional Sessions Judge Lokesh Kumar Sharma granted interim bail to Dhananjay, a sitting MP from Uttar...
  • 60-year-old notorious poacher Sansar Chand dies of lung cancer 18-03-2014 01:34 PM

    Notorious poacher Sansar Chand, who was accused of killing tigers and other animals in Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan, died in Jaipur on Tuesday. The wildlife smuggler was suffering from lung cancer and other ailments and was admitted to the SMS Hospital in Jaipur on March 14, hospital sources said....
  • CJ Show: Notes of Change in Tihar Jail 17-03-2014 10:26 AM

    A Delhi based rock band named Menwhopause perform with inmates in Tihar jail as part of the rehabilitation activity at the prison. This CJ report is brought to you in collaboration with Nowdelhi.tv ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Holi Special Show 16-03-2014 11:13 PM

    In this Holi special show, we get you voices from Tihar jail. Also, what does Holi mean for police personnel who stand guard as we break into celebrations and much more on the show. ...
  • SC turns down Subrata Roy's bail plea; holi in jail for him 13-03-2014 06:38 PM

    Subrata Roy may have to play holi inside Tihar jail and stay put there till Mar 25 with the Supreme Court on Thursday remaining unyielding on his bail plea after the Sahara group failed to come out with a new proposal for refunding Rs 20,000 crore of investors money. The...
  • Both Sahara chief and the advocate who threw ink on him sent to Tihar jail 05-03-2014 06:45 PM

    The lawyer, who threw black ink at Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy in the Supreme Court premises on Tuesday, was sent to Tihar jail by a Delhi court on Wednesday after he failed to get a surety for his bail. Manoj Sharma was produced before Special Executive Magistrate Rai Singh...
  • SC takes note of ink attack on Subrata Roy, issues notice to lawyer 05-03-2014 04:22 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday took note of the ink attack that took place on Sahara Chief Subrata Roy outside the court premises on Tuesday. The attack has been seen as an obstruction in the administration of justice. The apex court has issued a contempt of court notice...
  • Subrata Roy to be lodged in Tihar's Jail No.3 04-03-2014 10:41 PM

    Sahara chief Subrata Roy, remanded in judicial custody till March 11 by the Supreme Court on Tuesday, will be kept in Jail No.3 of Delhi's Tihar Jail. "Roy arrived at Tihar at about 8 p.m. and was sent for medical examination to the Tihar hospital. He will be lodged in...
  • Tihar Jail inmates go on hunger strike over new rule on meeting kin 13-02-2014 12:16 AM

    New Delhi: More than 50 inmates of Tihar Jail have gone on a hunger strike against a recent guideline by prison authorities which allows them to meet their relatives only once a week instead of the two times which was the norm before. As per fresh guidelines issued by Tihar...
  • 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...
  • IM planning to abduct Kejriwal to secure Bhatkal's release: Sources 19-01-2014 04:48 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal may be abducted to demand the release of Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, sources said on Sunday. The sensational claim has led the Delhi Police to issue orders to upgrade the security of Kejriwal to Z category. Sources went on to say...
  • Yasin Bhatkal, Asadullah Akhtar claims threat to life in Tihar jail 15-01-2014 05:37 PM

    Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and an aide, arrested for their alleged roles in various terror strikes in India, on Wednesday moved a special NIA court claiming there was a threat to their lives inside the high-security Tihar Jail where they are currently lodged. In an application filed before...
  • Court gives Tunda's custody to Hyderabad Police 04-10-2013 10:57 PM

    Delhi court, on Friday, allowed a plea of Hyderabad Police seeking custody of LeT bomb expert Abdul Karim Tunda in connection with a case lodged against him and others in 1998 on charges of waging war against India. Additional Sessions Judge Dharmesh Sharma allowed the plea after the Special Cell...
  • December 16 gangrape: HC to hear trial court's reference for death penalty today 23-09-2013 08:04 AM

    The Delhi High Court will hear on Monday the trial court's reference for confirmation of the death penalty awarded by it to four men in the December 16 gangrape-cum-murder case. The matter will be heard by a bench headed by Justice Reva Khetrapa. On September 13 while awarding capital punishment...
  • Delhi gangrape: Convicts allowed to pursue studies in Tihar Jail 18-09-2013 10:06 PM

    Two of the four death row convicts in the December 16 gangrape case were on Wednesday allowed to pursue their studies in Tihar Jail by a Delhi court after they contended that the Right to Education is a fundamental right. Vinay Sharma and Akshay Singh Thakur, who along with Mukesh...
  • Afzal Guru's book released seven months after he was hanged 18-09-2013 08:58 AM

    In a book released seven months after his execution, Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru had praised Taliban chief Mullah Mohammad Omar for standing up to the United States and allied forces in Afghanistan. "Taliban commanded by the leader of the faithful Mullah Mohammad Omar is a ray of light...
  • Should revisit laws if people don't get a sense of justice: Delhi LG on gangrape verdict 03-09-2013 01:10 PM

    New Delhi: Expressing dissatisfaction with the punishment given to the juvenile convicted in the December 16, 2012 gangrape case, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung said if people do not get a sense of justice, the law should be revisited. "We are a little unsatisfied with the quantum of punishment that he...
  • Need to review rape laws for juveniles, says Lt Governor Najeeb Jung 02-09-2013 10:51 PM

    New Delhi: Unhappy with the three-year sentence to the juvenile convicted in the brutal December 16 gangrape, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday said there was a need to review laws for juveniles, including the age limit in cases of heinous crimes. "I am not satisfied with it (the verdict)....
  • Delhi gangrape: Juvenile Justice Board to pronounce verdict on Saturday 30-08-2013 08:13 PM

    The verdict on the minor accused in the Dec 16, 2012 gang rape in New Delhi is likely to be pronounced by the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) on Saturday. The board, presided over by Principal Magistrate Geetanjali Goel, will pronounce the first verdict in the case around 10 a.m. The...
  • December 16 gangrape probe not impartial: Accused to court 30-08-2013 06:35 PM

    Two of the accused in December 16 gangrape case on Friday alleged that the investigation as well as conduct of the authorities has not been impartial due to "political pressure". The counsel for accused Vinay Sharma and Akshay Thakur, in his final arguments before Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna alleged...
  • India Habitat Centre hosts exhibition of goods made by Tihar inmates 26-08-2013 09:26 PM

    Products manufactured by Tihar Jail inmates has been put on display at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi, a jail official said. Paintings by prison inmates, jewellery made of jute and jute bags, bed-sheets, durries, shirts, chairs, table, desk, coco lawn, organic manure, plants, bakery products, variety of namkeens, mustard...
  • December 16 gangrape: Court concludes recording of evidence, final arguments to begin today 22-08-2013 10:29 AM

    A special court trying four adult accused for allegedly gangraping a 23-year-old paramedic in a bus in Delhi on Wednesday concluded recording of the evidence and would hear final arguments from Thursday. Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna fixed August 22 to start final arguments after the statements of the defence...
  • 30-year-old murder convict found dead in Tihar Jail 11-08-2013 01:14 AM

    A 30-year-old Tihar Jail inmate, who was serving a life term for murder, was found dead in his cell, said a prison official on Saturday. The body of Nadeem, jailed for a murder in east Delhi's Seemapuri area, was found when his cell's door was opened on Friday morning, the...
  • Delhi: Extortion racket running from Tihar busted, seven arrested 05-08-2013 03:34 AM

    New Delhi: The Special Cell of Delhi Police on Sunday claimed to have busted an extortion racket being run from inside Tihar Jail here with the arrest of its seven members. "A team of Special Cell led by Inspector Brahmjeet Singh under the supervision of ACP Ved Prakash, has busted...
  • NHRC asks Delhi government to pay compensation for prisoner's death 03-08-2013 03:24 AM

    National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday asked Delhi government to pay a compensation of Rs 3 lakh to the family of a Tihar jail prisoner who died in custody. The rights panel set aside the explanation given by DG (Prisons) and recommended that the government pay a sum of...
  • Tihar Jail sets up its own blanket making unit in the prison complex 02-08-2013 03:38 AM

    The country's largest Tihar Jail has set up its own blanket making unit in the prison complex, adding to its manufacturing activities under brand 'TJ'. "The aim of establishing this unit is to direct prisoners' attention towards creativity so that they spend their time in positive manner. At the same...
  • Tihar Jail gets its own FM radio station 'TJ FM Radio' 31-07-2013 04:06 AM

    In yet another first, the country's largest prison Tihar Jail has now got its very own FM radio station. Director General of Prisons Vimla Mehra on Tuesday launched the 'TJ FM Radio' at Central Jail No 4 in the Tihar complex. "The FM Radio has been established to meet the...