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UPRTOU campus in Phaphamau, Prayagraj.(HT Photo)

After Naini, URRTOU to set up study centres in 13 more jails of UP

PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2021 10:55 AM IST
  • The Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University (UPRTOU) has received requests for setting up study centres at 13 jails of the state to help inmates pursue higher learning courses.
The Sangrur District Jail superintendent Balwinder Singh, his deputy Amar Singh and warder Gurpartap Singh were booked for giving facilities to prisoners after taking bribe.(HT file photo)
The Sangrur District Jail superintendent Balwinder Singh, his deputy Amar Singh and warder Gurpartap Singh were booked for giving facilities to prisoners after taking bribe.(HT file photo)

Sangrur jail superintendent, his deputy and warder booked for taking bribe to keep two inmates out of prison

Hindustan Times, Sangrur | By Avtar Singh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 10:39 AM IST
Trio helped the prisoners by prolonging their stay outside the jail on the basis of false health reports despite them having completed their Covid-19 isolation period.
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At Amphalla jail in J&K, musical concert lifts spirits of infected inmates

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, Jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 12:37 AM IST
The 40-minute programme on Saturday saw a group of trained prisoners, including two women, performing live amid adequate preventive measures to check the spread of the infection.
The two prisoners escaped by scaling the wall of the jail with a rope they made out of blankets.(Representative photo/Getty Images)
The two prisoners escaped by scaling the wall of the jail with a rope they made out of blankets.(Representative photo/Getty Images)

Two inmates including rape accused escape from jail in Madhya Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Dewas | By Nitin Gupta
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2020 05:27 PM IST
Police have launched a manhunt for the two prisoners who escaped in less than a month after they were put in jail.
The classes were conducted from Monday to Friday every week and around 15 trainers in both the programmes used to come from MDNIY for the yoga sessions.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The classes were conducted from Monday to Friday every week and around 15 trainers in both the programmes used to come from MDNIY for the yoga sessions.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Tihar inmates with yoga knowledge train others inside barracks

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 11:42 PM IST
Tihar, which has over 16,000 inmates across its various jails, had started Project Sanjeevan in association with Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) in January 2019 to train inmates.
The 21-year-old attacked Mehtab, 27, with a sharp metal strip and stabbed him in the neck multiple times.
The 21-year-old attacked Mehtab, 27, with a sharp metal strip and stabbed him in the neck multiple times.

Inmate kills another ‘for revenge’ in Tihar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 05:55 AM IST
The victim was rushed to the nearby Deen Dayal Upadhyay hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
After a 28-year-old inmate of Rohini Jail tested positive for the coronavirus, 15 others who shared a barrack with him and one head warden contracted the infection..Photo by Bharat Bhushan Hindustan Times.
After a 28-year-old inmate of Rohini Jail tested positive for the coronavirus, 15 others who shared a barrack with him and one head warden contracted the infection..Photo by Bharat Bhushan Hindustan Times.

To arrest Covid spread, jails intensify medical screening of inmates, suspend ‘mulaqat’ with family

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2020 05:03 PM IST
Authorities are extra cautious now after coronavirus infections were reported from the Rohini Jail. There are three jails in Delhi -- Tihar, Rohini and Mandoli.
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3 inmates booked for damaging CCTV cams in Bathinda jail

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By HT Correspondent, Bathinda
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2020 10:10 PM IST
The FIR was registered on the complaint of assistant jail superintendent Binder Singh under Section 427 (mischief causing damage) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and relevant sections of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act against gangsters Rahul of Hoshiarpur, Harwinder Singh of UP’s Alamgarh and Aman Kumar of Jaitu.
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2 weeks after Amritsar jailbreak, iron roads seized from 2 inmates

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2020 10:27 PM IST
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Two of 3 inmates who escaped from Amritsar jail arrested

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2020 11:28 PM IST
The Madhya Pradesh police on Friday arrested a watchman of a government tribal boys’ hostel for allegedly murdering a 7-year-old inmate.(Representative Image)
The Madhya Pradesh police on Friday arrested a watchman of a government tribal boys’ hostel for allegedly murdering a 7-year-old inmate.(Representative Image)

Watchman of MP hostel arrested for killing 7-year-old inmate

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2020 05:52 AM IST
According to police, the deceased Suraj Kharpe who was studying in class 1 of a government middle school run by the state government for tribal boys at Piplani in Bhopal was found lying in the hostel bathroom on Wednesday evening.
The girl’s friends had spotted her in an unconscious state and alerted the hostel authorities who took her to sadar hospital where a doctor declared her brought dead.(Representative photo/Getty Images)
The girl’s friends had spotted her in an unconscious state and alerted the hostel authorities who took her to sadar hospital where a doctor declared her brought dead.(Representative photo/Getty Images)

10-year-old inmate of shelter home dies mysteriously in Bihar’s Begusarai

Hindustan times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 02, 2019 08:19 PM IST
The girl had been staying at the shelter home since June 13 when she was handed over to them by Khagaria child welfare committee.
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Inmates clash inside high-security Nabha jail; 3 booked

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2019 11:45 PM IST
Jail authorities claimed that it was not a group clash, but only two inmates had quarrelled. It also refuted any claims of a drug deal, with officials adding that the accused had snatched the wooden rods of a guard posted nearby.
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Inmate who fled from Ludhiana central jail during June clash lands in police net

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 10:44 PM IST
The accused told the police that after escaping from jail, he kept on changing his location, but was arrested while stealing a bike.
In the 400-acre jail campus, which houses over 16,000 prisoners, a prohibited item such as the cellphone is in great demand not just for personal use but also for use by others for a charge. There have been many cases in which one cellphone is shared by many prisoners to make calls. ( Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)
In the 400-acre jail campus, which houses over 16,000 prisoners, a prohibited item such as the cellphone is in great demand not just for personal use but also for use by others for a charge. There have been many cases in which one cellphone is shared by many prisoners to make calls. ( Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Stomach this: Tihar inmates caught swallowing mini phones to beat ban

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prawesh Lama
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 07:17 AM IST
Several Tihar Jail officers that HT spoke to said the trend of prisoners smuggling mini phones into the complex was on the rise. At least 19 other similar cases have been reported in the last month alone.
The staff and inmates, however, are still under fear suspecting that there could be more snakes.(HT image)
The staff and inmates, however, are still under fear suspecting that there could be more snakes.(HT image)

Snake scare grips Basti jail, 3 inmates bitten

Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 10:17 AM IST
Spokesman of prison departments and reforms headquarters in Lucknow Santosh Verma said three inmates -- Babbu, Dileep and Rajkumar -- were bitten by snakes in the 15 days while four others had narrow escape.
An inside view of the Tihar Jail. (Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
An inside view of the Tihar Jail. (Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

Tihar inmates raise Rs3.3 lakh to help dead convict’s kin

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 07:45 AM IST
On August 8, the fellow inmates of a 40-year-old murder convict, raised money to help his family member, after a little less than two months of his death.
The National Commission for Women has taken suo-moto cognizance of the alleged rape of a woman prisoner by a Delhi police constable in a train on Saturday night.(AFP Photo)
The National Commission for Women has taken suo-moto cognizance of the alleged rape of a woman prisoner by a Delhi police constable in a train on Saturday night.(AFP Photo)

NCW seeks report in rape of Tihar inmate

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 01:39 AM IST
A 42-year-old woman prisoner, who was returning from West Bengal from a court, has alleged that she was raped by a constable, who was part of the team escorting her back to Tihar jail.
Image for representation(AP file photo)
Image for representation(AP file photo)

Man held for giving drugs to an undertrial inmate outside court

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 08:44 AM IST
The police personnel spotted him and raised an alarm, following which the police control room and the police station concerned were informed to track the suspected man.
Jail officials have also introduced a grading system of barracks based on cleanliness, discipline and team work. The marks obtained by every barrack are announced on the radio every week.(HT Photo)
Jail officials have also introduced a grading system of barracks based on cleanliness, discipline and team work. The marks obtained by every barrack are announced on the radio every week.(HT Photo)

Stay tuned: Mainpuri jail radio quite a hit among inmates

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Chandan Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 02:06 AM IST
The jail radio run using the public announcement system became operational on June 1 and has already become a huge hit with the inmates.
This time, inmates have so far crafted 800 Ganpati idols.(HT Photo)
This time, inmates have so far crafted 800 Ganpati idols.(HT Photo)

Nashik prison diaries: Where inmates turn artisans for Ganpati

Mumbai | By Faisal Tandel
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2019 04:13 AM IST
It all started as a rehabilitation programme for the inmates in 2017.
Four inmates were injured as two groups clashed in the Ludhiana central jail on Friday night.
Four inmates were injured as two groups clashed in the Ludhiana central jail on Friday night.

Four inmates injured as 2 groups clash in Ludhiana central jail

Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 12:49 PM IST
The incident took place at the time of dinner when two groups got into a verbal spat as who will be served the food, jail superintendent Shamsher Singh Boparai said.
Karan is facing trial in a murder case, Kulwinder is facing drug peddling charges, while Ravi and Sandeep are undertrials in an attempt to murder case.(PTI)
Karan is facing trial in a murder case, Kulwinder is facing drug peddling charges, while Ravi and Sandeep are undertrials in an attempt to murder case.(PTI)

4 inmates injured in Ludhiana jail clash

Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 10:53 PM IST
The incident took place at the time of dinner when two groups got into a verbal spat as who will be served the food first, jail superintendent Shamsher Singh Boparai said, adding the situation turned ugly and they attacked each other with spoons, glasses, and containers.
As many as 11 inmates of Ghaghidih Central Jail in Jamshedpur have been found to be HIV positive.(HT Photo)
As many as 11 inmates of Ghaghidih Central Jail in Jamshedpur have been found to be HIV positive.(HT Photo)

11 inmates of Jamshedpur jail test +ve for HIV

Jamshedpur | By Debashish Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 07:46 AM IST
The report was prepared after conducting tests on 2,000 prisoners by ART from April to June this year.
Authorities frequently try to separate factions and transfer prisoners to prevent clashes.(AFP File Photo/ Representative Image)
Authorities frequently try to separate factions and transfer prisoners to prevent clashes.(AFP File Photo/ Representative Image)

Brazil prison authorities transfer inmates after riots and killing sprees kill 55

Manaus, Brazil | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2019 12:03 PM IST
Fighting between inmates began around noon on Sunday in a prison complex in Manaus, the capital of the northern Amazonas state which eventually killed 55.
Jail officers said the Hindu prisoners gave different reasons why they were observing the fast. “Most of them said they were doing it in solidarity for their Muslim friends.(HT Photo)
Jail officers said the Hindu prisoners gave different reasons why they were observing the fast. “Most of them said they were doing it in solidarity for their Muslim friends.(HT Photo)

At Tihar jail, 150 Hindu prisoners observe roza in solidarity with Muslim inmates

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2019 12:45 PM IST
In the first week of May, most Hindu prisoners lodged in different jails met their respective jail superintendents and informed them that they, too, would fast during Ramzan.
A Tihar jail spokesperson said they have shifted Nabbir to jail number 1 from jail number 4.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
A Tihar jail spokesperson said they have shifted Nabbir to jail number 1 from jail number 4.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

Muslim inmate in Tihar alleges ‘Om’ tattoo drawn on his back

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2019 09:52 AM IST
The court had learned of the case when the counsel of the prisoner, Nabbir, approached the court alleging that jail officers had brandished the symbol on his back.
2 Patiala cops arrested for supplying heroin to inmate
2 Patiala cops arrested for supplying heroin to inmate

2 Patiala cops arrested for supplying heroin to inmate

Patiala | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2019 06:05 AM IST
After investigation, both the head constables were arrested, said Patiala SSP Mandeep Singh, adding other accused will be arrested after getting production warrants.
Two inmates were injured in high security Central Jail here after police took action against
Two inmates were injured in high security Central Jail here after police took action against

2 inmates injured in Srinagar jail clashes

Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2019 11:25 PM IST
Police and jail officials said some inmates indulged in rioting and arson on Thursday evening leading to a standoff with prison staff and later clashes with police.
A video clip of an inmate lodged in Tihar jail’s Mandoli campus, which shows the man recording a video on his mobile phone while cooking inside the prison cell has gone viral on social media. (Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)(HT Photo)
A video clip of an inmate lodged in Tihar jail’s Mandoli campus, which shows the man recording a video on his mobile phone while cooking inside the prison cell has gone viral on social media. (Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)(HT Photo)

Inmates hold a feast inside Delhi’s Mandoli jail, video goes viral

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 08:53 AM IST
Prison authorities have ordered a probe into the incident as possession of mobile phones is prohibited inside the jail premises.
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