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Dasna days are over

india Updated: Jul 12, 2008 23:09 IST
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Dr Rajesh Talwar anxiously waited for his release on Friday but was told by jail officials he would be released on Saturday, as the paper hadn’t reached jail on time.

“He anxiously waited for his release. He got up early in the morning, took bath and dressed. He took his breakfast early and waited anxiously for his family to arrive,” a jail official said.

“He was very depressed on Friday night when he was told he could not be released. We told him we want to see him out of the jail but we have limitations,” jail official, Ramji Singh said.

“In the initial days, he was very nervous and depressed. Probably he could not cope up with prison environment and the charges that had been slapped on him. Later, he became accustomed to the surroundings. He remained aloof. He spoke to only a few people in jail. He would talk to us and narrated the happenings to us. He would remember his daughter and would often cry over what happened to her,” said jail official, Ramji Singh.

“Talwar used to have simple food, did yoga and meditation. He, being a doctor, proposed that he would start helping the inmates with his professional knowledge and offered his services to the jail authorities. We had made arrangements for repair of the dentist’s chair in the jail,” Ramji said.

“Talwar was very depressed and would weep for hours remembering his daughter. He had even developed suicidal tendency. But with regular monitoring and constant watch he was brought out of depression,” said Dasna Jail Superintendent, VK Singh.

“Though Nupur wanted to spend more time with her husband in jail but we had rejected the demand for extending the time beyond 30 minutes and to increase the frequency of visits. The jail manual does not allow such extensions. No special treatment was given to Talwar in jail. He was treated as ordinary prisoner,” the superintendent said.