Category Archives: Prison

Himachal prisons are over crowded

Nahan: The Nahan central jail in Himachal has again touched the highest level of prisoners. According to sources the strength of prisoners has been reached to 370 against the capacity of 218 which was earlier recorded in September 2007. Sources

‘Police paid hush money for lock-up death’

TIRUVARUR, Tamil Nadu: Crime one: lock-up death. Follow-up: a bid to hush it up. Relatives of a 40-year-old person say men in khaki paid them Rs 2.5 lakh to hush up his death in police custody. When Express visited the

Maoist under trial kills self in court

Durgapur, Sept. 5: A member of the People’s Committee Against Police Atrocities, arrested for his suspected Maoist links, hanged himself in a Bankura court lock-up today.Thirty-year-old Shibu Pratihar, who was the president of the committee in Sarenga, was arrested on

Malaysian Krishna disciple spent 20 months in Indian Jail

NEW DELHI, Aug 30 (By P.VIJIAN, Bernama) — When Lim Soon Seng of Johor arrived in India in search of spiritual solace and to master ancient Indian Vedic healing, he di not have the slightest inkling that he would spending

Hopes rise for jailed Briton in Rajasthan

Lawyers representing a Kent backpacker jailed in India for drug smuggling in “a travesty of justice” said he could be freed on appeal next month. Patrick Malluzzo, 32, from Dartford, has been in prison in India since 2004.  He was

Zimbabwean man died in Pune Jail

A Zimbabwean man died in an Indian prison where he was serving a jail term for a dangerous drug-related offence. Bernard Mtombeni Chapanga from Chiredzi died on July 7 this year in Pune, India where he was serving his sentence.

Indian prisons hold 70% undertrials

It is a shocking reflection on the flaws in our criminal justice system that less than one out of three people lodged in Indian jails is a convict. The vast majority of the prison population, as many as about 2.5

NHRC orders compensation on custodial death

New Delhi, Aug. 22: Peruram should soon get Rs 5 lakh — it’s the price of his son Mohan Lal’s life. The 26-year-old, picked up from Amritsar by Jammu and Kashmir police in connection with a string of burglaries, died

Around 40 custodial deaths in 3 years

CHENNAI: Rights outfits have identified the ‘pervasive regime of impunity’ as the single most important factor for widespread use of torture by the police in India. The men in khaki are rarely punished for their transgressions, which run into a

Prisoner commits suicide in Karnataka cell

DHARWAD: A prisoner committed suicide by hanging himself in his cell in the sub-jail here in the early hours of Thursday. The police said. 37-year-old Chinna alias Muttu, son of Ramunenapai Bhosale, took the extreme step in the wee hours