Tihar Jail: News

25 Dec 2022

Satyendar Jain

Satyendar Jain CCTV row: No visitors allowed for 15 days

Jailed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Satyendar Jain won't be allowed to meet visitors for the next 15 days and facilities like a chair and table in his cell will also be removed, NDTV reported.

26 Nov 2022

Satyendar Jain

Delhi court rejects Jain's 'food as per religious beliefs' plea

A Delhi court on Saturday rejected jailed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Satyendar Jain's application, which sought directions to the Tihar Jail officials to supply him with food items according to his religious beliefs.

26 Nov 2022

Satyendar Jain

New video shows Satyendar Jain meeting superintendent, guests inside jail

A new CCTV video of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi minister Satyendar Jain meeting guests and a now-suspended superintendent of Tihar Jail inside his cell hit the internet on Saturday, triggering fresh controversy.

23 Nov 2022

Satyendar Jain

Satyendar Jain moves court against airing his jail CCTV footage

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Satyendar Jain on Wednesday moved a special court against the airing of his CCTV footage from Tihar Jail.

23 Nov 2022

Satyendar Jain

Watch: Satyendar Jain enjoying 'sumptuous meal' inside Tihar jail

A fresh video clip of jailed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi minister Satyendar Jain enjoying his meal inside Tihar jail has hit the web.

22 Nov 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Satyendar Jain's masseur is rape-accused prisoner, not physiotherapist: Reports

The controversy over the viral video showing jailed Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Satyendar Jain receiving massages in Tihar Jail has taken a new twist.

19 Nov 2022

Satyendar Jain

Tihar Jail massage video: BJP files complaint against Kejriwal, Jain

After a purported video of Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) jailed leader Satyendar Jain—showing him getting a massage inside Tihar Jail—went viral on Saturday, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Delhi unit filed a police complaint against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Jain.

19 Nov 2022

Satyendar Jain

AAP's Satyendar Jain gets massages in jail; video goes viral

A video of imprisoned Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Satyendar Jain receiving a massage inside Tihar Jail has been going viral on social media.

07 Nov 2022

Sukesh Chandrasekhar

Receiving threats on behalf of Satyendar Jain-Sandeep Goel: Conman Sukesh

In yet another letter to Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena, jailed conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar has requested an "urgent" probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Tihar Jail DG transferred for accepting money from conman Sukesh

The Directorate General (DG) of Tihar jail, Sandeep Goyal, was on Friday transferred after allegations surfaced that he had helped conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar "live a luxurious life inside the jail."

15 Jun 2022


Moose Wala killing: Lawrence Bishnoi sent to 7-day police custody

A court in Punjab's Mansa district on Wednesday remanded Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi to seven-day police custody in connection with the murder of singer-politician Sidhu Moose Wala.

28 Sep 2021

Delhi Police

Delhi: Ruckus erupts inside Mandoli jail; 23 inmates injured

A ruckus erupted inside Delhi's Mandoli jail on Monday evening after 51 inmates deliberately injured themselves.

04 Aug 2021

Delhi Police

Delhi: Gangster who killed BJP leader found dead in Tihar

A 29-year-old Tihar jail inmate was found dead in his cell and his two cellmates were found injured on Wednesday morning, officials said.

13 Jul 2021

Swati Maliwal

DCW recommends gated toilets, better facilities for Tihar's women inmates

Covered and gated toilets inside cells, increase in number of lawyers, and restarting the Mulakaat program till COVID-19 cases are under control are some recommendations made by Delhi Commission for Women Chief Swati Maliwal for women lodged in Tihar Jail.

18 Jun 2021

Delhi Riots

'Shows government's desperation,' Pinjra Tod activists on delayed release

Activists Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita, Asif Iqbal Tanha were released from the Tihar jail in Delhi on Thursday shortly after a city court ordered their immediate release.

15 Apr 2021


3,400 Tihar Jail inmates go 'missing' while on COVID-19 parole

Out of the 6,700 Tihar Jail inmates released on parole to decongest prisons in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, 3,400 have reportedly gone "missing".

13 Apr 2021


COVID-19: 52 inmates test positive at Delhi's Tihar jail

At least 52 inmates at Delhi's Tihar jail, the most populated prison complex in the country, have tested positive for the coronavirus and 35 of them have been hospitalized.

12 Mar 2021

Mukesh Ambani

Ambani bomb scare: Mobile phone used traced to Tihar cell

In another shocking turn in the investigation into the explosives-laden vehicle found near billionaire businessman Mukesh Ambani's Mumbai residence, the police have reportedly recovered a mobile phone from inside a barrack in Delhi's Tihar Jail.

04 Mar 2021


Two arrested for trying to extort Rs. 2cr from businessman

A 27-year-old man working at a chemist shop was arrested along with a colleague for allegedly trying to extort Rs. two crore from a businessman and threatening him, posing as a gangster lodged in Tihar prison.

24 Feb 2021

Delhi High Court

Undertrial killed inside Tihar, HC expresses shock: Details

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday expressed shock at the murder of a Tihar Jail inmate who was knifed to death inside the prison, saying that such things are only seen in fiction.

31 Jan 2021

Delhi Police

Farmers' Protest: Journalist Mandeep Punia sent to 14-day judicial custody

Journalist Mandeep Punia was detained by the police on Saturday from the Delhi-Haryana Singhu border and sent to 14-day judicial custody.

06 Jan 2021

Uttar Pradesh

UP horror: Woman gang-raped, rod inserted in private parts; dies

In a horrific incident that revives memories of the Nirbhaya incident, a middle-aged woman was gang-raped and brutally assaulted in the Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh.

02 Jun 2020

Delhi High Court

Delhi L-G allows Manu Sharma's release in Jessica Lal case

The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal, has approved the pre-mature release of Manu Sharma, convicted in the high profile 1999 Jessica Lal murder case.

23 May 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi: Thief rapes, attempts to murder, woman inside her home

Even as Delhi Police is manning the National Capital and barricades have been installed on almost every nook and corner, to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, crimes against women aren't stopping.

30 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh

India's overcrowded prisons start releasing inmates amid coronavirus scare

The coronavirus outbreak has pushed prisons across India to reduce crowding.

28 Mar 2020

Delhi Police

Coronavirus cases reach 918 in India; all that happened today

Even as India entered the fourth day of its 21-day lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, the issue of migrant workers remained unresolved.

Nirbhaya: Convicts to be hanged tomorrow, Delhi Court rejects petitions

A day ahead of the execution of the four death-row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, the Supreme Court rejected the curative petition of convict Pawan Gupta (25).

16 Mar 2020

Akshay Kumar

Days before Nirbhaya convicts' hanging, their families seek euthanasia

In yet another dramatic development in the infamous 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, the families of the four death-row convicts have asked the President to grant them euthanasia.

14 Mar 2020


Coronavirus outbreak: Tihar, home to 17,000+ inmates, sets isolation wards

With the number of positive cases of coronavirus climbing each day, Asia's largest prison facility Tihar has started screening inmates and has also set up eight isolation wards, reports said on Saturday.

20 Feb 2020

Ram Nath Kovind

On death row, Nirbhaya's rapist tries hurting himself inside Tihar

Vinay Sharma, one of the four convicts facing death in connection to the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, attempted to hurt himself inside Tihar jail, said reports.

Nirbhaya convicts will now be hanged on February 1

In a fresh turn of events, the four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case will now be hanged on February 1.

17 Jan 2020

Delhi Police

Out on bail, Bhim Army Chief reaches Jama Masjid

Chandrashekhar Azad, the chief of the Bhim Army, participated in yet another protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Delhi's Jama Masjid, the spot where he appeared four weeks ago.

15 Jan 2020

Delhi High Court

Hanging of Nirbhaya's rapists stalled, but death warrant not canceled

The four men, who raped and brutally assaulted a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern in New Delhi in 2012, won't be hanged on January 22, Delhi government informed the High Court on Wednesday.

Nirbhaya convicts broke prison rules 23 times: Reports

Scheduled to be hanged in a week, the four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case broke prison rules 23 times during their stay at Delhi's Tihar Jail, reports said.

Dummy execution for Nirbhaya's rapists performed at Tihar jail

For the first time in history, four men will be hanged simultaneously inside New Delhi's Tihar jail on January 22. And on Sunday, prison authorities performed a dummy execution to test noose's strength.

12 Jan 2020

Uttar Pradesh

Meet Pawan Jallad, the man who will execute Nirbhaya convicts

Anyone who commits heinous crimes like the Nirbhaya case deserves to be hanged, says Pawan Jallad, an executioner from Meerut.

07 Jan 2020

Delhi Police

Nirbhaya's rapists to be hanged till death on January 22

The four men, who raped Nirbhaya in 2012, will be hanged till death on January 22 at 7 am, Delhi's Patiala Court announced on Tuesday.

13 Dec 2019


Nirbhaya's parents' plea seeking death warrant of convicts adjourned

A petition filed by Nirbhaya's parents, seeking the issuance of the death warrant of four convicts who raped their daughter in 2012, was adjourned by a Delhi court on Friday.

12 Dec 2019

Delhi Police

Tihar is preparing to hang convicts of Nirbhaya gang-rape case

Seven years after she was gang-raped and tortured on a moving Delhi bus, "India's daughter" Nirbhaya will now get a closure as Tihar jail has quietly begun preparations to hang the four men, who assaulted her.

27 Nov 2019

Shashi Tharoor

Ahead of SC hearing, Chidambaram visited by Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi

Ahead of his hearing in the Supreme Court in the INX Media corruption case, Congress leader P Chidambaram was visited by party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at the Tihar Jail in Delhi on Wednesday morning.