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Mandoli prisons: EDMC slaps Rs 6-cr penalty on Delhi govt

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The East Municipal Corporation (EDMC) has imposed a penalty of over Rs 6 crore on the for shifting prisoners from Jail to the newly-constructed prisons without obtaining completion certificate from it.

The civic body, which is mandated to issue completion certificate to new buildings under its jurisdiction, has asked the prisons department of the government to pay pre-occupancy charges for the "violation" of laid down rules.

Government sources said that a file pertaining to the issue had been sent to and Home Minister Satyendar Jain, who would take a final decision on the payment of pre-occupancy charges.

Around 3,000 inmates of Jail have been shifted to prisons in East Delhi so far, they said.

The first batch of 50 prisoners were moved to in December 2016.

"The EDMC has asked the prisons department of the government to pay Rs 6,03,44,062 for shifting prisoners from to Mandoli without getting completion certificate from it," an official, who did not wish to be named, told

The said that the department had sent a file to Sisodia and Jain, and asked them to take a decision on what the government should do in the matter.

Prisoners were shifted to Mandoli as part of the Delhi government's plan to de-congest the over-crowded which currently houses around 10,500 inmates against the capacity of 7,000.

is mandated to accommodate around 3,700 prisoners. It has six prisons.

In April this year, Jain had said the was planning to re-develop single-storey buildings of Tihar Jail into four-storey ones to decongest the central jail.

Besides decongesting it, the move would also provide sufficient playgrounds for inmates of the high-security jails, the had said.

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 11:10 IST