Soon, Retired Army Personnel To Guard Tihar Jail Inmates

Retired army personnel will soon guard prisoners inside Delhi’s Tihar Jail.

Officials said former defence personnel will be appointed as warders, guards and assistant superintendents inside the prison complex.

Housing over 15,000 people, including notorious prisoners such as underworld gangster Chhota Rajan and Indian Mujahideen operative Yasin Bhatkal, Tihar is India’s most populated prison.

Confirming the development, officials from the Home department said the government had given an in-principle approval to the jail’s proposal to induct 426 retired army personnel. Read more

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