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Sub jail number 6, which holds only women prisoners, is far less populated than the men’s barracks, said prison officials.(Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Covid spread in ‘empty’ women’s cell takes Tihar admin by surprise

By Prawesh Lama, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 12:18 AM IST
  • At least 57 of 444 women lodged in Tihar jail have tested positive for Covid-19; of the total, 49 are currently active cases
Prison officers suspect Mohammad Shahabuddin may have been infected with the virus through an asymptomatic jail officer.(PTI)
Prison officers suspect Mohammad Shahabuddin may have been infected with the virus through an asymptomatic jail officer.(PTI)

Gangster-politician Shahabuddin shifted from Tihar jail, dies in Delhi hospital

By Prawesh Lama, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2021 03:49 AM IST
At Tihar prison, Shahabuddin was only one of the three prisoners who did not share space with other prisoners and are lodged in the most secure part of the jail.
Until April 6, the jail had only 19 infected prisoners. At that time, not a single jail staff had the disease.(File photo)
Until April 6, the jail had only 19 infected prisoners. At that time, not a single jail staff had the disease.(File photo)

After 4 die of Covid-19, Tihar asks govt to allow release of inmates on parole

By Prawesh Lama, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2021 03:52 AM IST
While two prisoners died of the viral infection on Tuesday, two more succumbed to the disease on Thursday. HT had reported that with over 20,000 inmates currently lodged there, Tihar is at its most congested ever.
This is the third death of coronavirus-infected prison inmates in Delhi since the pandemic began last year.(HT Archive)(HT_PRINT)
This is the third death of coronavirus-infected prison inmates in Delhi since the pandemic began last year.(HT Archive)(HT_PRINT)

43-year-old under-trial prisoner of Tihar Jail dies of Covid-19

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2021 10:37 PM IST
Mohammad Anish, lodged in prison since December 2019 in a case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday and was admitted to a jail hospital with mild symptoms,
Last year, after the pandemic broke out, nearly 6,000 prisoners were released on special parole to ensure social distancing inside the jail.(HT Archive)
Last year, after the pandemic broke out, nearly 6,000 prisoners were released on special parole to ensure social distancing inside the jail.(HT Archive)

17 test positive in Tihar in a day, officials scamper to create isolation spaces

By Prawesh Lama, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2021 04:36 AM IST
  • Prison officers said the infection has spread rather quickly inside the jail premises in the last 10 days, even as the administration scambles to create more space for isolation and quarantine.
Security personnel guard gate No. 3 of Tihar Jail.(Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Security personnel guard gate No. 3 of Tihar Jail.(Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Tihar on high alert after 52 inmates test positive for Covid-19

By Prawesh Lama, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2021 10:39 AM IST
Prison officers said the infection has spread swiftly as the administration was trying to create isolation spaces inside the country’s most populated prison complex
Last year, when the pandemic broke out, nearly 6,000 prisoners were released on special parole to ensure social distancing in jail.(HT file photo)
Last year, when the pandemic broke out, nearly 6,000 prisoners were released on special parole to ensure social distancing in jail.(HT file photo)

19 Tihar prisoners hospitalised after testing Covid positive, jail on high alert

By Prawesh Lama, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2021 11:30 AM IST
A senior prison officer, who did not wish to be named, said it was suspected that a new asymptomatic inmate may have spread the infection. The jail staff, designated front line workers, has already been vaccinated
According to jail officials, around 70 to 80 inmates of Tihar, Rohini and Mandoli jails have been vaccinated so far.(Vipin Kumar/HT file photo)
According to jail officials, around 70 to 80 inmates of Tihar, Rohini and Mandoli jails have been vaccinated so far.(Vipin Kumar/HT file photo)

Covid-19 vaccination centre set up inside Delhi's Tihar Jail

PTI | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2021 01:28 PM IST
A total of 326 inmates in the Delhi’s prisons are above 60 years, and over 300 are in the 45-59 age bracket with comorbidities. These two categories are eligible for vaccination in the ongoing nationwide drive.
Bharti was sentenced to two years in jail for assaulting the AIIMS security staff in a case registered in 2016, on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (PTI)
Bharti was sentenced to two years in jail for assaulting the AIIMS security staff in a case registered in 2016, on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (PTI)

Somnath Bharti sent to Tihar after court upholds conviction in AIIMS case

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2021 01:29 AM IST
The court, however, set aside his conviction under sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 353 (assault or use of criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) read with section 149 of IPC.
Central intelligence agencies had discovered a chat on phone app Telegram, through which a terror group that called themselves Jaish-ul-Hind had claimed responsibility for planting the explosives laden car outside Ambani’s house.(Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Central intelligence agencies had discovered a chat on phone app Telegram, through which a terror group that called themselves Jaish-ul-Hind had claimed responsibility for planting the explosives laden car outside Ambani’s house.(Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Tihar has no jammers that can block 4G signals

By Prawesh Lama, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2021 07:17 AM IST
Last week, two smartphones were recovered from Tehsin Akhtar in Tihar’s jail number 8, one of which reportedly sent out a message that claimed responsibility for the explosives found in the SUV outside Mukesh Ambani’s residence on February 25.
An inside view of the Tihar Jail. (File photo)
An inside view of the Tihar Jail. (File photo)

Mobile phone found inside terror convicts' cell at Tihar Jail; probe ordered

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 03:32 PM IST
Tihar Jail authorities seized a cellphone from a jail where certain terror convicts were lodged.
Police personnel stand guard at Mukesh Ambani's residence, a day after explosives were found in an abandoned car in its vicinity, in Mumbai on February 26.(PTI)
Police personnel stand guard at Mukesh Ambani's residence, a day after explosives were found in an abandoned car in its vicinity, in Mumbai on February 26.(PTI)

Antilia bomb threat: Jaish-ul-Hind's Telegram channel made in Tihar, say police

PTI |
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2021 10:55 AM IST
The police took the help of a private cyber agency to track the location of the phone on which the Telegram channel was created
Former JNU student Umar Khalid participating in a protest called Not In My Name against the killing of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh at jantar mantar in New Delhi in 2017.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Former JNU student Umar Khalid participating in a protest called Not In My Name against the killing of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh at jantar mantar in New Delhi in 2017.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

Umar Khalid says medical treatment denied in Tihar jail for toothache

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 07:38 PM IST
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Dinesh Kumar directed the jail Superintendent to provide proper medical treatment to Khalid as per the prison rules.
Delhi high court(File photo)
Delhi high court(File photo)

N-E Delhi riots: HC orders shifting Tanha to Lajpat Nagar guest house for exams

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 03:39 AM IST
The Delhi High Court Thursday directed Tihar jail authorities to “forthwith” take Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) student Asif Iqbal Tanha — arrested in connection to the conspiracy case related to the north-east Delhi riots — to a guest house in Lajpat Nagar in order to enable him to study and appear for his BA (Persian) examinations that begin from Friday.
Police said the man was stabbed multiple times with an improvised sharp weapon.(HT File Photo)
Police said the man was stabbed multiple times with an improvised sharp weapon.(HT File Photo)

Tihar undertrial stabbed to death after argument over watching TV

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 12:55 AM IST
The prisoner who died was identified as Dilsher, a resident of Jahangirpuri, who was lodged in jail number three and was under trial in a murder case. He was in jail since June 11, 2019.
On September 3 last year, Shivakumar was arrested by the ED in a money laundering case and was lodged in Tihar Jail and was finally released on bail on October 24.(PTI PHOTO.)
On September 3 last year, Shivakumar was arrested by the ED in a money laundering case and was lodged in Tihar Jail and was finally released on bail on October 24.(PTI PHOTO.)

Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar summoned by CBI again in disproportionate assets case

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 10:10 PM IST
Shivakumar said that he has asked for a fresh date as he will be touring Maski and Basava Kalyan constituencies along with leader of opposition Siddaramaiah.
Student-activist Gulfisha Fatima has been granted bail but remains lodged in Tihar jail.(ladeedafarzana/Twitter)
Student-activist Gulfisha Fatima has been granted bail but remains lodged in Tihar jail.(ladeedafarzana/Twitter)

Delhi riots: Student-activist Gulfisha Fatima granted bail

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 09:54 PM IST
It was alleged that Fatima along with other activists Umar Khalid, Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita and others plotted to create unrest in Jafrabad under the guise of peaceful protests.
The court had asked the Tihar jail no 2 superintendent to appear before it on Friday.(PTI)
The court had asked the Tihar jail no 2 superintendent to appear before it on Friday.(PTI)

Let Umar Khalid step out of jail cell: Court

By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 01:06 AM IST
The jail’s reply came after Khalid, who is accused of hatching a conspiracy to orchestrate the north-east Delhi riots, told the court on Thursday that he was not allowed to step out of his cell; was kept alone; and was not allowed to meet anyone. He alleged this was akin to solitary confinement.
In the videos, the prisoners alleged that some jail officers were also involved in Dogra’s murder.
In the videos, the prisoners alleged that some jail officers were also involved in Dogra’s murder.

Drugs smuggled in over boundary wall, sold in Tihar jail

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prawesh Lama, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 01:48 AM IST
The racket was exposed after a probe was ordered into the death of Sikander Dogra who, according to a prison officer aware of the inquiry report, complained about drug smuggling inside jail No 1. Two days later, on September 24, he was stabbed to death by four prisoners.
Representational Image.
Representational Image.

NHRC study recommends protecting rape accused from ‘false cases’ till found guilty

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 11:26 AM IST
The study, which was commissioned by the NHRC and conducted by the Centre for Women’s Development Studies, sought to understand sexual violence against women from the perspective of sexual predators
The accused former JNU student Umar Khalid is in judicial custody till October 22 in the UAPA case.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The accused former JNU student Umar Khalid is in judicial custody till October 22 in the UAPA case.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Delhi riots: Provide adequate security to Umar Khalid, court directs jail authorities

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2020 09:39 PM IST
Former JNU student leader Umar Khalid has been arrested under the anti-terror law in connection with the communal violence in north east Delhi in February.
Delhi Police’ has alleged that Khalid hatched a conspiracy to orchestrate riots in Delhi. He has denied the charge.
Delhi Police’ has alleged that Khalid hatched a conspiracy to orchestrate riots in Delhi. He has denied the charge.

Umar Khalid sent to Tihar till October 22

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 11:33 PM IST
On September 14, the court had sent Khalid to the custody of Delhi police’s special cell for 10 days, after the agency had alleged that he had hatched a conspiracy to orchestrate riots in Delhi during the visit of US President Donald Trump.
File photo: An inside view of Tihar Jail in Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
File photo: An inside view of Tihar Jail in Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

‘One-fourth jails in India report Covid-19 cases, many ‘highly’ congested’: Report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 08:32 PM IST
The National Campaign Against Torture (NCAT) said 351 of 1,350 jails across 25 states and Union territories in the country have reported Covid-19 cases till August 31.
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde said that this was not an ordinary case, brushing aside concerns raised by Kumar’s lawyer regarding his health(File photo)
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde said that this was not an ordinary case, brushing aside concerns raised by Kumar’s lawyer regarding his health(File photo)

‘Not a small case’: SC rejects Sajjan Kumar’s bail plea in 1984 riots case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 07:24 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a bail plea filed by former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, who is lodged in Tihar jail after being convicted in 2018 by the Delhi high court for his role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
Police personnel seen at Tihar Village in New Delhi, India.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Police personnel seen at Tihar Village in New Delhi, India.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Tihar inmates likely to receive virtual visitors from next week

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Prawesh Lama
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 07:31 AM IST
Senior jail officers familiar with the development said on condition of anonymity that across all 16 sub jails in Tihar, Rohini and the Mandoli prison complex, computer stations are being installed to facilitate video conferencing between prisoners and their families.

38-year-old jailed on Thursday takes his life in Tihar jail

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2020 03:50 AM IST
Goel said that a magisterial enquiry (inquest proceeding under Section 174 CrPC) has been initiated by the metropolitan magistrate concerned in the prisoner’s death.
Jail officials said he died of suicide on Friday(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Jail officials said he died of suicide on Friday(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

Tihar jail inmate dies of suicide

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 02:53 PM IST
The 38-year-old inmate was in judicial custody in connection with his mother-in-law’s murder case.
The Delhi High Court on June 12 had restrained the city police from giving out any press notes to the media. photo:pradeep gaur/mint
The Delhi High Court on June 12 had restrained the city police from giving out any press notes to the media. photo:pradeep gaur/mint

‘Accusations in police affidavit unwarranted: Delhi HC on Delhi riots case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 01:45 AM IST
Kalita had moved the court through advocate Adit S Pujari, stating through a media note, and selective leaks to the media on contents of charge-sheets in the Delhi riots cases has caused immense damage to her reputation and fundamental right to a fair trial and a presumption of innocence.
Chandra’s father is in ICU of MAX hospital while his mother, who is a gynecologist, is also hospitalised. Chandra had sought interim bail citing the health condition of his parents.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Chandra’s father is in ICU of MAX hospital while his mother, who is a gynecologist, is also hospitalised. Chandra had sought interim bail citing the health condition of his parents.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

SC grants interim bail to Unitech promoter Chandra

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2020 04:17 AM IST
A bench of headed by justice DY Chandrachud allowed Chandra’s plea on the ground that both his parents have been infected with Covid-19 and hospitalised.
Pujari said Narwal, who was arrested in March for her alleged role in the Delhi riots and has been charged under the UAPA, informed him about the violence via video conferencing.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT photo)
Pujari said Narwal, who was arrested in March for her alleged role in the Delhi riots and has been charged under the UAPA, informed him about the violence via video conferencing.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT photo)

Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal’s plea cites jail violence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 04:43 AM IST
There was “large-scale violence” inside jail number six meant for women prisoners in Tihar prison complex and officials, who allegedly beat up some foreign inmates on June 16, were also intimidating Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal lodged there, her lawyer told Delhi HC.
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