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Tihar Jail and Ambala Jail officials fined for contempt of court

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, May 11 (UNI) The Delhi High Court today imposed fine of Rs 15,000 and Rs 50,000 on Deputy Supreintendent of Tihar Jail and Jail Superintendent of Ambala Jail respectively on contempt petitions for not executing the court orders to release the accused from the jails.

A division bench headed by Justice M K Sharma fined Deputy Superintendent Tihar Jail Subhash Sharma and Ambala Jail Superintendent Risal Singh for not releasing accused from their respective jails on bail despite court orders.

The Tihar Jail official did not release Raj Kumar despite the High Court granting bail to him on August 23, 1997.

The accused's relative had filed another application for the execution of the order on August 29, 1997 and on the second order Raj Kumar was released on August 31, 1997.

The High Court had asked then Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Prem Kumar to institute a probe into the matter.

Mr Prem Kumar had indicted the jail authorities for laxity in execution of the order.

The contempt petition was filed against the Tihar Jail officer for laxity in his duty.

In a similar case, the High Court imposed the fine on Ambala Jail Superintendent Risal Singh for not executing the bail order of Ex-Nayak Mahinder Singh, who was lodged in the jail after being court-marshalled by the Army.

The High Court had granted bail on July 22, 2004 and Singh's Counsel S R Kalkal had informed the jail authorities about the order.

As the Ambala Jail authorities did not execute the order, a petition was filed in the court for its execution on July 27, 2004.

On the second order, the accused was released on September 17, 2004.

The wife of the dismissed soldier had filed a contempt petition in the court. The money is to be given from the personal account of th Jailor to the wife of Singh.

Singh was dismissed from service, while he was posted at Doda in Jammu and Kashmir for allegedly diverting petrol in collusion with some private persons.

UNI PAT Mir KN2020

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