New Delhi. On the orders of the Supreme Court, 32 officers and employees of Tihar Jail have been suspended simultaneously.
This action is being said to be the biggest ever in the case of illegally helping prisoners against the jail manual. The officials of Tihar Jail, which is considered the safest in the country – ‘Unitech Limited’, a well-known company related to building construction on employees. Ajay Chandra and Sanjay Chandra, ex-promoters of T.K., are accused of helping the jail manual against the jail manual while they were lodged in Tihar Jail as undertrials. The Chandra brothers are accused of interfering in the day-to-day affairs of the company while in jail. After the matter came to light on August 26, the brothers were shifted from Tihar Jail to the highly-secured Arthur and Taloja jails in Mumbai, Maharashtra, on August 28, following the Supreme Court’s order on August 26.
A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah had on October 6 ordered that all the accused, who were found prima facie guilty in the investigation of Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana, be suspended with immediate effect and a thorough probe be conducted into the matter. The court had also said that the accused should be kept under suspension till the investigation is completed. The Delhi Police had sought permission to file the investigation report as well as take legal action against the accused. The day after the FIR was registered by the Delhi Police, the jail administration on Wednesday suspended 30 of its officers and employees, while working on contract. Two employees have been shown the way out.
The Supreme Court had given this order on the basis of the investigation report of Delhi Deputy Commissioner of Police Rakesh Asthana. After receiving the complaint, Mr. Asthana himself went to the jail premises to investigate and informed the Supreme Court about it by filing an inquiry report on September 28 on behalf of the Delhi Police. Delhi Police had sought permission from the court to take legal action against unidentified persons including the accused officers and employees of the jail named in this case. Apart from sections 8 and 12, permission was sought from the court to take action under the provisions of sections 201 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code. After getting permission from the court, the Crime Branch of Delhi Police registered an FIR on Tuesday and the next day on Wednesday, 30 staff officers were suspended and two contractual employees were fired.
The jail officers-staff who have been subjected to suspension include one superintendent, one deputy superintendent, seven assistant deputy superintendents, 10 head warders and 11 warders. Delhi Police sources say that many more people will be named in this case soon. can come to the fore. The Chandra brothers are facing several criminal charges including defrauding a large number of their customers at Gurugram and other places in Haryana. More than 150 customers have complained against the company. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached properties worth hundreds of crores in this case, while several cases are being investigated.