100% jump in corruption cases in Tihar Jail
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 02, 2011, 16:08
New Delhi: Cases of corruption in Tihar Jail seem to be on the rise this year with statistics showing that at least 12 such cases were reported in the first seven months of the year, a 100 per cent jump from last year.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Mullapally Ramachandran informed Lok Sabha that 12 cases of corruption and illegal activities were reported this year so far as against last year's figure of six.

"The Government of Delhi has intimated that the cases of corruption and illegal activities reported are dealt with departmentally," Ramachandran said in a written reply.

He was replying to a question whether there were instances of rampant corruption, irregularities, mismanagement and extending extra facilities in violation of jail rules reported from Tihar Jail.

According to the statistics, there were seven such cases in 2008 while there were eight cases in 2009.

Ramachandran said that the service records of all the staff have been scanned to single out persons of doubtful integrity.

It was emphasised on the Superintendents to ensure the integrity and upright conduct of subordinate staff under the conduct rules and mount surveillance on those with doubtful integrity, he said.

"The staff is frequently rotated at all levels in different jails so that they do not develop vested interests on account of longer stay in any prison," he said.


First Published: Tuesday, August 02, 2011, 16:08

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