Tihar Jail officer ensures security to tortured woman inmate

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 23:49

New Delhi: The Tihar Jail Superintendent on Wednesday told a Delhi court that a woman undertrial, who had accused jail staff of torturing her with the help of HIV positive inmates for extorting money, has been shifted to another cell to ensure her security.

Superintendent of jail number 6 (which houses women prisoners) and the law officer (prisons) assured Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav of the safety and security of Honey Sharma who had complained of having been attacked by some HIV positive inmates allegedly at the behest of the head warden and warden.

"I have shifted her (woman undertrial Honey Sharma) from Jail number 6 to jail number 3 and directed the staff to take care of her and her two-year-old daughter," P L Vinayak, Superintendent of jail number 6, told the court.

Vinayak, who along with Law Officer (Prisons) Sunil Gupta, appeared in the court following its summons, told the judge that an inquiry conducted on the complaint of Sharma, who is facing trial in 11 cases of cheating and forgery, revealed that the incident was a minor scuffle between the inmates over some eatables, which had taken an ugly turn.

New Delhi: The Tihar Jail Superintendent on Wednesday told a Delhi court that a woman undertrial, who had accused jail staff of torturing her with the help of HIV positive inmates for extorting money, has been shifted to another cell to ensure her security.

Superintendent of jail number 6 (which houses women prisoners) and the law officer (prisons) assured Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav of the safety and security of Honey Sharma who had complained of having been attacked by some HIV positive inmates allegedly at the behest of the head warden and warden.

"I have shifted her (woman undertrial Honey Sharma) from Jail number 6 to jail number 3 and directed the staff to take care of her and her two-year-old daughter," P L Vinayak, Superintendent of jail number 6, told the court.

Vinayak, who along with Law Officer (Prisons) Sunil Gupta, appeared in the court following its summons, told the judge that an inquiry conducted on the complaint of Sharma, who is facing trial in 11 cases of cheating and forgery, revealed that the incident was a minor scuffle between the inmates over some eatables, which had taken an ugly turn.

"The Law Officer (Gupta) assured the court that fresh application filed by undertrial Sharma will be duly accorded. Applicant Sharma is granted liberty to file a fresh complaint, if any, in accordance with the law," CMM Yadav said.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 23:49

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