Delhi government on Thursday ordered a magisterial inquiry to probe the death of two under-trials in the high-security Tihar Jail yesterday and also sought a detailed report from the prison administration.
An alleged instance of two prison officials supplying items like mobile phones to inmates in Tihar jail has come to light following which the authorities at the correctional facility have launched an inquiry into the matter.
Paras Goldy and Pradeep Bhola, both lead members of the Neetu Dabodia gang, had dodged death once each while in custody before meeting their fates in yesterday's gang war inside a moving prison van, the police said today.
Jailed gangster Neeraj Bawana, who and six others allegedly assaulted and killed two members of a rival gang in a jail van yesterday, on Wednesday moved a Delhi court seeking security for himself saying he apprehended threat to his life.
Two undertrial inmates were killed and five others suffered injuries in a clash between two rival gangs while they were being taken back to Tihar jail from a city court on Tuesday evening, police said.
Tihar Jail authorities on Tuesday told a Delhi court that one of the four death row convicts in the December 16 gang-rape and murder case, who had claimed he was being regularly assaulted by the inmates, has been shifted to another prison where CCTV cameras are installed for surveillance.
Delhi High Court has expressed displeasure over the plight of 152 women undertrial prisoners, who have been languishing in Tihar jail for more than six months even though charges against them were not serious.