100% jump in corruption cases in Tihar Jail

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 2, 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.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 16:08
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