The revelation has come as a shocker and the complainants namely Vinod Yadav, Amit and Nishant in a statement said, "The jail authorities inside jail number 4 and ward number 11 approached us with weapons on December 20, 2010, and asked us to murder the two Commonwealth Games officials lodged in the jail with us."
The CWG officials in question has been identified as TS Darbari and Sanjay Mahendroo who were arrested following the misappropriation of CWG funds.
The application also explicates how the jail officials threatened them with dire consequences if they did not follow orders. The application quotes, "The jail officials threatened us with dire consequences if we do not comply with their orders. We are also receiving threats to our life inside the jail premises."
"The country-made pistol that was given to us was displaced by the jail authorities. We seek the court's help to protect us from this ongoing exploitation at Tihar," the application said.
A weapon was provided to the inmates by a Delhi police official who could not be identified by them. An internal probe on the matter ruled out any foul play and Sunil Gupta, PRO of Tihar Jail in an interview to the Hindustan Times said, "These are hardcore criminals lodged in high security jail. No weapon was recovered from the jail premises and their application is a farce. There was no conspiracy."
There are rumours doing the rounds that the inmates could have been paid to make such false allegations which will indirectly benefit the tainted CWG officials.