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

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".

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

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.

Ambani bomb scare: Mobile phone used traced to Tihar cell

12 Mar 2021

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.

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

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.

Undertrial killed inside Tihar, HC expresses shock: Details

24 Feb 2021

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.

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

31 Jan 2021

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.

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

06 Jan 2021

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.

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

02 Jun 2020

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.

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

23 May 2020

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.

India's overcrowded prisons start releasing inmates amid coronavirus scare

30 Mar 2020

India's overcrowded prisons start releasing inmates amid coronavirus scare

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

Coronavirus cases reach 918 in India; all that happened today

28 Mar 2020

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

19 Mar 2020

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).

Days before Nirbhaya convicts' hanging, their families seek euthanasia

16 Mar 2020

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.

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

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.

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

20 Feb 2020

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

17 Jan 2020

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.

Out on bail, Bhim Army Chief reaches Jama Masjid

17 Jan 2020

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.

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

15 Jan 2020

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

15 Jan 2020

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

13 Jan 2020

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.

Meet Pawan Jallad, the man who will execute Nirbhaya convicts

12 Jan 2020

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.

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

07 Jan 2020

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.

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

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.

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

12 Dec 2019

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.

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

27 Nov 2019

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.

Delhi court sends Chidambaram to judicial custody till Nov 13

30 Oct 2019

Delhi court sends Chidambaram to judicial custody till Nov 13

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram has been sent to Tihar jail till November 13 by Delhi court in the INX Media money laundering case being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Chidambaram is suffering from Crohn's disease, needs immediate treatment: Sources

30 Oct 2019

Chidambaram is suffering from Crohn's disease, needs immediate treatment: Sources

A day after he was discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram is said to be suffering from Crohn's disease, sources told PTI.

Rape-accused Kuldeep Sengar, granted parole for brother's funeral, meets supporters

29 Oct 2019

Rape-accused Kuldeep Sengar, granted parole for brother's funeral, meets supporters

Kuldeep Singh Sengar is accused of raping a teen, getting her father killed in custody, and orchestrating her near-fatal accident.

Delhi High Court grants bail to Congress leader DK Shivakumar

23 Oct 2019

Delhi High Court grants bail to Congress leader DK Shivakumar

DK Shivakumar, who has built a reputation for being the troubleshooter in Karnataka Congress, was on Wednesday granted bail by the Delhi High Court.

Sonia Gandhi meets DK Shivakumar in Tihar: Details here

23 Oct 2019

Sonia Gandhi meets DK Shivakumar in Tihar: Details here

Congress is not giving up on its leaders, even the jailed ones. This is the message interim party president Sonia Gandhi sent on Wednesday when she visited DK Shivakumar in Tihar prison.

INX Media case: ED officials arrest Chidambaram after interrogating him

16 Oct 2019

INX Media case: ED officials arrest Chidambaram after interrogating him

Former Finance Minister and Congress veteran P Chidambaram, who is currently lodged at Tihar jail in connection to the INX Media case, was arrested by Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials this morning.

Enforcement Directorate allowed to arrest Chidambaram in INX Media case

15 Oct 2019

Enforcement Directorate allowed to arrest Chidambaram in INX Media case

On Tuesday, a special Delhi court allowed the Enforcement Directorate to arrest former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case.

Shivakumar will remain in Tihar till October 15, rules court

01 Oct 2019

Shivakumar will remain in Tihar till October 15, rules court

In all likeliness, the woes of Congress leader DK Shivakumar will not end anytime soon.

Chidambaram can influence witnesses, feels Delhi HC; rejects bail plea

30 Sep 2019

Chidambaram can influence witnesses, feels Delhi HC; rejects bail plea

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram may influence witnesses and hence he can not be given bail, the Delhi High Court noted on Monday.

Decisions taken collectively, how is Chidambaram at fault, asks Manmohan

24 Sep 2019

Decisions taken collectively, how is Chidambaram at fault, asks Manmohan

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who is lodged in Tihar jail in connection to corruption in INX Media case, has found support in ex-Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.

Setback for Chidambaram, will be lodged in Tihar till October-3

19 Sep 2019

Setback for Chidambaram, will be lodged in Tihar till October-3

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, lodged in Tihar jail since September 5, will stay there till October 3, a special court ruled on Thursday.

From Tihar, Chidambaram mocks Narendra Modi-led government

11 Sep 2019

From Tihar, Chidambaram mocks Narendra Modi-led government

P Chidambaram, former Union Minister of Finance and Home, may have been lodged at Tihar jail but that hasn't stopped him from attacking the government, led by BJP.

INX Media Case: CBI questions Indrani Mukerjea in prison

10 Sep 2019

INX Media Case: CBI questions Indrani Mukerjea in prison

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is investigating alleged corruption in foreign funds which INX Media received years ago, questioned Indrani Mukerjea in Mumbai's Byculla jail on Tuesday.

INX Media case: In message from Tihar, Chidambaram 'defends' officers

09 Sep 2019

INX Media case: In message from Tihar, Chidambaram 'defends' officers

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who is currently in Tihar jail, said on Monday that he doesn't want any of the officers involved in the INX Media case to be arrested as they didn't commit any wrongdoing.

INX Media case: How Chidambaram spent night at Tihar jail

06 Sep 2019

INX Media case: How Chidambaram spent night at Tihar jail

The worst fears of former Finance Minister, P Chidambaram, came true on Thursday after a special court ordered that he should be sent to judicial custody at Tihar jail.