Two inmates to work at Tihar Haat from this week
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 19:32
New Delhi: With the inauguration of a semi- open jail facility in its correctional centre, Tihar Prisons will now allow two convicts to work outside the jail premises from this week.

The inmates will start working in the Tihar Haat, a shopping store of Tihar-manufactured products at Hari Nagar.

"We will make the semi-open jail facility functional from this week. Two eligible convicts will be allowed to work in Tihar Haat, which is outside the boundaries of the Tihar Prisons on trial basis. They will work there from 9 AM to 5 PM and then come back to their respective cells during the night time," Spokesperson of Tihar Prisons, Sunil Gupta said.

Anil (35) and Devi Dayal (42), the two inmates selected for the task, have already served almost 75 per cent of their jail term.

"Both have earned their three parole and three furloughs during the course of their imprisonment, which is an essential criteria to be eligible to get the facility. They have also shown good conduct in the past years and are well disciplined," Gupta said.

"The duo are not habitual offenders and both have also furnished a surety to the tune of Rs 10,000 with the prisons and will abide by the work code and not skip work."

He added, "If this trial is successful and the results are positive, by the end of the year at least 50 convicts will be selected for the same."


First Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 19:32

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