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Inquiry Finds “Negligence” Of Tihar Jail Staffers In Gangster Demise Case

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Ankit Gujjar, 29, was discovered lifeless in his cell in Tihar jail on August 4.

New Delhi:

A departmental inquiry into the loss of life of Tihar Jail inmate Ankit Gujjar has discovered “negligence” on the a part of sure jail staffers, officers stated on Monday.

The inquiry was carried out by the DIG prisons.

A senior jail official confirmed the event, saying negligence has been discovered on the a part of the jail staffers within the loss of life of Gujjar.

The report has been submitted to the Director Basic (Prisons).

DG (Prisons) Sandeep Goel stated, “Applicable departmental motion can be taken in opposition to them (staffers).”

Gujjar was discovered lifeless inside his cell in Tihar jail whereas two of his former cellmates, who had been lodged in an adjoining lockup, had been discovered injured on August 4.

In a petition filed by means of advocates Mehmood Pracha and Shariq Nisar, the household has alleged that Gujjar was being harassed by jail officers as he was “unable to fulfill their frequently growing calls for for cash” and was murdered “as part of pre-planned conspiracy”.

The Delhi Excessive Court docket on Thursday had noticed that the character of accidents sustained by inmate Gujjar clearly present that it was a case of custodial violence.

The preliminary police investigation had discovered that safety personnel allegedly assaulted Gujjar after the gangster slapped the deputy superintendent.

Gujjar was concerned in a number of felony instances, together with allegedly killing a BJP chief.

Tihar officers had earlier stated the three inmates had been lodged in the identical cell until August 3 night time after they had a struggle with the jail workers after a cell phone was discovered from outdoors their cell.

The jail workers then shifted Gujjar to a different cell from the place his physique was recovered the subsequent morning, that they had stated.

Following the incident, 4 jail officers, together with the deputy superintendent, had been suspended for alleged negligence and eight others have been shifted from Central Jail No.3.

The Delhi Police Particular Cell had arrested a 28-year-old man named Satender alias Satte who was allegedly planning to “hurt” a senior jail official to avenge Gujjar’s loss of life.

Satte had requested his affiliate to acquire an AK-47 rifle to the get rid of Deputy Superintendent of Tihar Jail, the audio of which later went viral.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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