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Delhi Chief Secretary removes Tihar Jail Dy Superintendent for alleged misdemeanor

According to an official statement released, Jagdish Singh was 'found guilty of assisting an illegal meeting of a prisoner with an outsider and releasing another prisoner without proper order of court'.

Delhi Chief Secretary removes Tihar Jail Dy Superintendent for alleged misdemeanor

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Dev on Tuesday ordered compulsory retirement of Deputy Superintendent of Tihar Jail Jagdish Singh for alleged misdemeanour. 

According to an official statement released, Jagdish Singh was 'found guilty of assisting an illegal meeting of a prisoner with an outsider and releasing another prisoner without proper order of court'.

Singh was removed after the approval of Dev following an inquiry, the Delhi government's vigilance department said in the statement.

"Jagdish Singh, Deputy Superintendent, Central Jail Tihar, was found guilty of assisting illegal meeting of a prisoner with an outsider, and also in another case, he released a prisoner without a proper release order of the competent court," the statement read.

It stated that the chief secretary removed him from service by "imposing the penalty of compulsory retirement".

A few days ago, the health department's store purchase supervisor was also removed on charges of "irregularities" to the tune of Rs 46,64,000 in the purchase of consumables for stores of a state-run hospital, the statement said.

Dev, who was appointed as the chief secretary in November last year, has emphasised that there will be zero tolerance policy towards corruption and misdemeanor, it added.

(With inputs from agencies)