4 Tihar jail officers, together with an assistant jail superintendent, have been suspended and are dealing with departmental inquiry after a video went viral purportedly displaying them beating an undertrial prisoner. The motion was taken after relations of the inmate filed a petition earlier than the Excessive Courtroom, which sought a report from the jail administration.
Sources stated the alleged incident came about on October 28 final 12 months in jail primary after some inmates refused to go inside their barracks. A jail supply claimed, “Jail officers initially tried to persuade them, however issues took a violent flip.”
The incident got here to gentle after a video, recorded on the physique digital camera worn by a jail officer, went viral, purportedly displaying officers beating an inmate with their batons. “The inmate’s household additionally received the video. They first tried to contact the jail administration, however no motion was taken, in order that they moved the Excessive Courtroom, which sought a report from the jail administration,” stated a senior official.
The officers instructed their seniors that “minimal pressure” was utilized by them to manage the violent inmates. Nevertheless, an inquiry was initiated after a report was sought, following which it was discovered that although they had been controlling the inmates, extreme pressure had been used. The assistant jail superintendent and three head warders have since been suspended.
DG (Tihar) Sandeep Goel stated, “The incident occurred on October 28, 2020. We’ve submitted a report earlier than the Hon’ble Courtroom.”