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None of the prisoners have met their family members since the visits were cancelled in March. Earlier, prisoners were allowed to meet their members twice a week. They would also meet during court hearings. (HT archive)

In the time of Covid-19, Tihar allows virtual meetings between prisoners, families

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prawesh Lama
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 11:17 AM IST
Officials said virtual meetings started in jail numbers 4 and 6 last week. The facility will be extended across all the 15 jails in the complex -- Mandoli, Rohini and Tihar.
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.
Bajrangi, a gangster from eastern Uttar Pradesh, was lodged in jail since 2009 in connection for the murder of BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai in Mohamadabad in Ghazipur district.(PTI file)
Bajrangi, a gangster from eastern Uttar Pradesh, was lodged in jail since 2009 in connection for the murder of BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai in Mohamadabad in Ghazipur district.(PTI file)

Munna Bajrangi murder case: CBI may bring key accused Sunil Rathi to Sitapur jail from Tihar

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 11:18 PM IST
Sunil Rathi is key accused in the murder of Bajrangi, who was shot dead inside Baghpat jail on July 9, 2018.
New Delhi, India - March 20, 2020: Asha Devi, mother of the 2012 Delhi gang rape victim celebrates with her neighbours after the four convicts were hanged today, at Dwarka, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, March 20, 2020. (Photo by Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - March 20, 2020: Asha Devi, mother of the 2012 Delhi gang rape victim celebrates with her neighbours after the four convicts were hanged today, at Dwarka, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, March 20, 2020. (Photo by Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

December 16 killers hanged to death before daybreak

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Prawesh Lama
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2020 06:07 AM IST
Four convicts of the brutal Delhi gang rape and murder case — one that brought young people across the nation out on the streets in protest and ensured the overhaul of laws governing crimes against women — were hanged to death on Friday at 5.30 am inside Tihar’s jail number 3.
2012 Delhi gang rape convicts Mukesh Singh, Akshay Thakur, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma.(HT photo)
2012 Delhi gang rape convicts Mukesh Singh, Akshay Thakur, Pawan Gupta and Vinay Sharma.(HT photo)

As Tihar preps for 5.30 am execution, 4 death row convicts in silent mode

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 04:32 PM IST
Jail officers said that on Wednesday they carried out dummy executions inside phansi kotha( hanging courtyard) and inspected the hanging courtyard inside jail 3 again on Thursday morning.
Tihar to move court for fresh execution warrant after President rejects Pawan Gupta’s mercy plea.(HT Photo)
Tihar to move court for fresh execution warrant after President rejects Pawan Gupta’s mercy plea.(HT Photo)

Pawan Gupta’s mercy plea rejected, Tihar moves court seeking fresh death warrant

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 10:09 PM IST
The move comes after President Ram Nath Kovind rejected convict Pawan Kumar’s mercy petition earlier in the day.
Vinay Sharma filed the petition in the top court against the President’s decision to reject his mercy plea.(HT FILE Photo)
Vinay Sharma filed the petition in the top court against the President’s decision to reject his mercy plea.(HT FILE Photo)

Delhi Dec 16 gang rape convict was ‘illegally tortured’ in Tihar, facing trauma says lawyer to SC

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 02:18 PM IST
Vinay Sharma’s lawyer AP Singh made the comments in the Supreme Court, which heard the plea of the convict.
A Delhi court had issued a death warrant for the execution of the four convicts – Mukesh Singh, Pawan Kumar Gupta, Akshay Thakur and Vinay Sharma – to be held on January 22.
A Delhi court had issued a death warrant for the execution of the four convicts – Mukesh Singh, Pawan Kumar Gupta, Akshay Thakur and Vinay Sharma – to be held on January 22.

Sacks of sand test noose as Tihar prepares to hang December 16 convicts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prawesh Lama
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 07:39 AM IST
This will be the first time in the jail’s history when four death row convicts will be hanged at the same time. Central jail could earlier hang only two persons at a time; gallows were widened for four executions set for January 22.
Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad raises slogans during a protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Jama Masjid on December 20, 2019.(PTI)
Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad raises slogans during a protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Jama Masjid on December 20, 2019.(PTI)

Bhim Army chief Azad should be treated at AIIMS too, orders court; raps Tihar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 05:05 PM IST
Chief metropolitan magistrate Arul Verma accepted Chandrashekhar Azad’s request that he should get proper treatment and made it clear that he was upset about the way jail officials had handled the case.
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad is in judicial custody till January 18.(ANI Photo)
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad is in judicial custody till January 18.(ANI Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Delhi court directs Tihar to give immediate medical treatment to Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 04:50 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The prisoners have also started stitching jute folders to replace the plastic ones used in Tihar’s administrative office.(HT Photo/ Sourced)
The prisoners have also started stitching jute folders to replace the plastic ones used in Tihar’s administrative office.(HT Photo/ Sourced)

Tihar leads way in cutting out plastic in jail

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prawesh Lama
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2019 05:40 AM IST
For the last 10 months, these prisoners have been stitching jute bags for use across Tihar jail to ensure that no plastic bags are used in the premises, and have started selling them to government departments.
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram waves at party workers and supporters after he was released from Tihar jail in New Delhi, Wednesday night, Dec. 4, 2019.(PTI)
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram waves at party workers and supporters after he was released from Tihar jail in New Delhi, Wednesday night, Dec. 4, 2019.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9 pm: ‘Happy to breathe air of freedom’, says Chidambaram on exiting Tihar and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2019 08:54 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you at this hour. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The popular digital Ramlila at Kavi Nagar ground, Ghaziabad on October 02, 2019.(Sakib Ali/Hindustan Times)
The popular digital Ramlila at Kavi Nagar ground, Ghaziabad on October 02, 2019.(Sakib Ali/Hindustan Times)

Epic catharsis: Mahmood Farooqui on staging the Ramleela in Tihar jail

Hindustan Times | By Mahmood Farooqui
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 08:00 PM IST
Inmates of the country’s largest prison, drawn to Ram’s infinitely forgiving self, participate enthusiastically in the enactment of his life and struggles
Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram after being produced in the Rouse Avenue Court in connection with the INX Media corruption case, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Photo: PTI)
Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram after being produced in the Rouse Avenue Court in connection with the INX Media corruption case, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Photo: PTI)

‘What’s the hurry’: Court allows ED to question, arrest Chidambaram if needed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 06:02 AM IST
The Delhi court said that the interrogation of the accused in the court is not up to the dignity of a person of this stature.
P Chidambaram. (ANI photo)
P Chidambaram. (ANI photo)

Chidambaram, lodged in Tihar, referred to AIIMS after stomach ache complaint: Report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 06:41 PM IST
On Thursday, the senior leader moved the Supreme Court to seek bail in the CBI’s INX Media group case and requested the court to schedule an early hearing.
The former Union finance minister, who was born in 1945 in Kanadukathan of Tamil Nadu’s Sivaganga district, will be under judicial custody till September 19.(Raj K Raj/HT File PHOTO)
The former Union finance minister, who was born in 1945 in Kanadukathan of Tamil Nadu’s Sivaganga district, will be under judicial custody till September 19.(Raj K Raj/HT File PHOTO)

In Karti Chidambaram’s birthday wish to his father, a dig at PM Modi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 10:16 AM IST
Karti Chidambaram, who represents Sivaganga in the Lok Sabha, wrote a two-page letter to his father P Chidambaram wishing him on his 74th birthday and bringing him “up to speed” on national and international news.
Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram.(PTI FILE PHOTO.)
Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram.(PTI FILE PHOTO.)

In setback to Chidambaram plan to exit Tihar, court won’t tell ED to arrest him

New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 08:11 AM IST
Chidambaram, who is currently lodged in Tihar Jail, was seeking regular bail in the INX Media case. The Congress leader has been in judicial custody since September 5. He was arrested by CBI on August 21 and spent 14 days in the agency’s custody.
Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram being taken to Tihar jail in connection with the INX Media case, in New Delhi on September 5.(PTI File)
Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram being taken to Tihar jail in connection with the INX Media case, in New Delhi on September 5.(PTI File)

No bed for Chidambaram in Tihar jail, gets rug and blanket

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 08:49 AM IST
Chidambaram, 73, woke up at little after 6 am, the usual time for the inmates to get up, the officials at Tihar said on condition of anonymity.
Jail officials said the prisoner, who has been booked in a robbery case, had filed the complaint three weeks ago.(Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Jail officials said the prisoner, who has been booked in a robbery case, had filed the complaint three weeks ago.(Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Tihar inmate claims he was branded on his back, probe says false claim

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 12:35 AM IST
Jail officials said in the second case, they analysed the CCTV videos and took statements of fellow prisoners, who have unanimously said they did not see any jail officer branding the prisoner.
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.
Expelled BJP MLA and accused in the Unnao rape case Kuldeep Singh Sengar is being taken to Tihar jail after being produced at Tis Hazari court, in New Delhi on Monday.(Photo: PTI)
Expelled BJP MLA and accused in the Unnao rape case Kuldeep Singh Sengar is being taken to Tihar jail after being produced at Tis Hazari court, in New Delhi on Monday.(Photo: PTI)

Court directs expelled BJP MLA Sengar to be moved to Tihar Jail

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2019 02:58 AM IST
Sengar and nine others were also booked for murder by the Central Bureau of Investigation after the rape survivor and her advocate were injured when a truck hit their car in Rae Bareli last week. Her two aunts were killed in the accident. The rape survivor’s family has alleged foul play.
Policemen stand guard as an ambulance leaves the main entrance of Tihar Jail in New Delhi. AFP Photo
Policemen stand guard as an ambulance leaves the main entrance of Tihar Jail in New Delhi. AFP Photo

‘Shifting uncle to Tihar should have been done earlier’: Unnao rape survivor’s kin

Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 09:23 PM IST
The family members are hoping that the apex court would now order to shift his cases as well to Delhi.
The programme will focus on ensuring that prisoners booked in terror cases do not succeed in radicalising other prisoners.(AFP FILE)
The programme will focus on ensuring that prisoners booked in terror cases do not succeed in radicalising other prisoners.(AFP FILE)

Cell to deradicalise terror accused to come up at Tihar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prawesh Lama
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 07:45 AM IST
With at least 16,000 prisoners, Tihar is the most populated prison complex across the country.
Inmates of Jail No. Four, trained by the Tihar School of Art, go over an art piece in New Delhi(Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Inmates of Jail No. Four, trained by the Tihar School of Art, go over an art piece in New Delhi(Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Tihar’s artists paint themselves a new dream

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prawesh Lama
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 07:29 AM IST
Having started with 10 students, the school has 150 enrolled prisoners today. Among the works displayed in the school gallery are paintings of modern art to scenery and portraits.
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.
Mental health drive brings down suicides in Tihar to one in a year (Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Mental health drive brings down suicides in Tihar to one in a year (Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

Mental health drive brings down suicides in Tihar to one in a year

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2019 04:39 AM IST
Tihar Jail had started the intensive counselling services with the help of a team of doctors from AIIMS and 60 others from the Mental Health Foundation (MHF), an NGO.
A day after the Pulwama attack on February 14, the Jammu and Kashmir government moved the apex court to shift a Lashkar-E-Taiba terrorist out of Jammu jail.(ANI)
A day after the Pulwama attack on February 14, the Jammu and Kashmir government moved the apex court to shift a Lashkar-E-Taiba terrorist out of Jammu jail.(ANI)

J-K govt moves SC seeking transfer of 7 Pakistani terrorists from Jammu jail to Tihar

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 12:52 PM IST
The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking the transfer of seven Pakistani terrorists from Jammu jail to Tihar prison here on grounds that they were allegedly indoctrinating local prisoners.
Jagdish Singh, a deputy superintendent of Tihar Prisons was among the two Delhi government officials removed by chief secretary Vijay Kumar Dev over corruption charges.(HT File)
Jagdish Singh, a deputy superintendent of Tihar Prisons was among the two Delhi government officials removed by chief secretary Vijay Kumar Dev over corruption charges.(HT File)

Delhi chief secretary removes Tihar, health department officials over graft charges

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2019 02:49 PM IST
Delhi’s chief secretary Vijay Kumar Dev said the anti-corruption drive is being taken as top priority.
Policemen stand guard as an ambulance leaves the main entrance of Tihar Jail in New Delhi.(AFP Photo)
Policemen stand guard as an ambulance leaves the main entrance of Tihar Jail in New Delhi.(AFP Photo)

Seeking Tihar’s warmth, many turn to petty crime in bitter cold

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prawesh Lama
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2019 08:17 AM IST
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