“What is going on in Tihar jail, people are enjoying TV, Sofas”, Supreme Court
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“What is going on in Tihar jail, people are enjoying TV, Sofas”, Supreme Court

Murali Krishnan

The Supreme Court today expressed grave concern over prisoners enjoying special facilities in jails, making a specific reference to Tihar Jail.

Referring to newspaper reports regarding certain inmates enjoying special facilities in jails, Justice Madan B Lokur said,

What is going on? A parallel system is running in jails? Are there special rights in jails?

Referring to a newspaper report pertaining to Tihar jail, Lokur J demanded,

What is going on in Tihar? People are enjoying TVs, Sofas. What is the government’s answer? Will you say you are the Centre and it is a State issue?

Additional Solicitor General Aman Lekhi said that the matter needed immediate attention.

I am with Your Lordships. This has to be tackled“, he said.

The matter has now been posted for Monday next week, when Centre is expected to respond.

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