Tihar jail asked to give computers to CWG accused

The Tihar jail authorities were directed by a Delhi court to provide dedicated computers to Suresh Kalmadi and seven others.

New Delhi: The Tihar jail authorities were
directed on Thursday by a Delhi court to provide dedicated computers
to sacked CWG Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi and
seven others, arrested for allegedly committing irregularities
in a games-related contract to a Swiss firm, to read their
case documents.

The court also asked the jail authorities to give A
separate login and password of the computer to the accused
persons which should be known only to them.

"Programmer from Tihar Jail is present. The matter
regarding making available e-copy of the challan for each of
the accused in the computer installed in the Legal Aid Office
rooms of jail number 3 and 4 discussed with him in detail.

"He has assured the court that jail authorities will
provide separate computers for each of the seven accused with
their individual user name and login except accused Anil Kumar
Madan as he has chosen to receive the paper copy of the
challan. Copy of this order be sent to Jail Superintendents of
Jail numbers 3 and 4 for information and compliance," Special
CBI Judge Talwant Singh said.

The court said computer programmer Prateem Pratap Barua
of Tihar Jail has assured that a person with computer
knowledge will also be available to guide the accused persons
to enable them to view the e-challan (e-charge sheet).

The court said the accused should be allowed to use
computers daily for three hours.


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