A Delhi court has sought the Tis Hazari court complex lock-up incharge's reply to an undertrial prisoner's complaint, accusing police officials of committing corruption to facilitate prisoners there.
"The lock-up incharge is to file a report by July 2," Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav said in a brief order on a complaint, forwarded to his court from the office of the district and sessions judge.
In his handwritten complaint, the undertrial prisoner had not named himself. The complaint alleged that the police personnel deployed in the lock-up room and those on duty to produce the accused persons before the court, allowed undertrials to meet their family members inside the lock-up without the court's mandatory permission.
He also alleged that the police personnel charged R2,000 to R3,000 for permitting the undertrials to have food with their family without any court order and the amount was distributed among the police personnel.
The complaint also said that certain policemen provided their mobile phones to undertrial prisoners for making phone calls for illegal gratification.