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HC seeks Delhi govt's reply on inmates' charges of corruption, inhuman treatment in Mandoli Jail

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The sought responses of the and the Jail authorities on Friday on complaints of corruption and inhuman treatment meted out to prisoners.

A bench of and Justice A J Bhambhani initiated a public interest litigation (PIL) on its own by taking cognisance of the complaints made to it by certain inmates of Jail.

The court listed the matter for further hearing on July 5.

The PIL, which highlighted alleged corrupt practices in jail no. 12, stated that the inmates had complained about atrocities and corruption against the jail authorities when an had visited the prison.

They had claimed that they were beaten up and punished for making corruption allegations, the petition stated.

After their complaints, two inmates were shifted from to

One of the complainant prisoners has stated that in the kitchen of jail no. 12, the affluent inmates get after giving money to the jail officials and the latter consume the meant for the inmates.

He has also accused the jail officials in all the wards of corruption.

Another inmate has claimed that there is no jail manual in the library of jail no. 12.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 18:45 IST