Interview of Dec 16 gang-rape convict: Rajnath summons Tihar DG

As the interview of December 16 gang-rape convict created a storm, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday summoned Director General of Tihar Jail, where the documentary was shot.

New Delhi: As the interview of December 16 gang-rape convict created a storm, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday summoned Director General of Tihar Jail, where the documentary was shot.

DG Alok Kumar Verma is understood to have briefed the Home Minister details about how the permission was granted to interview the convict, Mukesh Singh, and how it had taken place.

Official sources said during their ten minute meeting, Verma also conveyed to the Home Minister about various aspects of the jail manuals and the procedures of meeting an inmate by an outsider.

Earlier, the Home Minister made identical statements in both Houses of Parliament about circumstances leading to taking of the interview by a British film-maker and the action taken by the government to stop its telecast.

The Home Minister said an investigation has been ordered on how the permission was granted to interview Mukesh in July 2013 and also to fix the responsibility.