The Delhi High Court on Monday sought a response of Tihar jail authorities on the action taken to prevent the murder of Gangster Tillu Tajpuriya inside the jail premises.
The 33-year-old was recently stabbed to death allegedly by members of a rival gang inside Tihar prison. The incident was captured in the CCTV cameras installed inside the jail.
Justice Jasmeet Singh saw the CCTV footage and said that it was seen that Tajpuriya was taken out of his cell and was stabbed to death.
The court said that it is “unable to comprehend” why no steps were taken by authorities if the entire incident was captured by the CCTV camera.
The court was hearing a plea moved by Tajpuriya’s father and brother seeking CBI probe in the murder and also protection to them.
Justice Jasmeet Singh issued notice to the Director General of Prisons (Delhi), Delhi government and Commissioner of Police on a petition filed by Tajpuriya’s father and brother seeking an investigation by the CBI into the brutal murder inside Tihar Jail premises on May 2.
The petitioners, represented through senior advocate Maninder Singh, said they are DTC drivers and sought adequate security for themselves.
The high court directed the Delhi Police to ensure safety and security of both the petitioners, who are father and brother of the deceased, and listed the matter for further hearing on May 25.
It directed the Tihar jail authorities to file an affidavit as to how four knives were found in prison and asked the jail superintendent concerned to be present in the court on the next date of hearing.
According to jail officials, seven personnel of the Tamil Nadu Special Police (TNSP), who were on duty at a Tihar prison cell when Tajpuriya was stabbed to death, have been suspended following the incident. (With inputs from PTI)