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There is life, and job, after Tihar

india Updated: Oct 16, 2006 03:22 IST

Whoever thought dreams died behind the iron bars of prisons has not been to Tihar Jail. Inmates here are walking out of their prison cells to a dignified professional life.

Kaushal Choudhary, charged with murder and currently out on bail, was interviewed and recruited by DRS Logistics, a Hyderabad-based transport company, while he was an undertrial period in Tihar Jail.

After five years spent behind bars, he now has the job of a field officer with a monthly salary of Rs 4,000. “People did not have faith in me since I was a prisoner. But now I am happy that I have a job," the 26-year-old said.

Choudhary completed his graduation in the jail last year through a correspondence course run by the Delhi University.

Take Sanjaya Kumar Dingra. Accused in a murder case, he was acquitted by a court recently and has joined the transport company as a painter with a salary of over Rs 3,000 a month.

The jail authorities had recommended the duo on the basis of their conduct. The company has offered to recruit 50 prisoners a year.