When love breached Tihar's fool-proof security
A woman in love with a Tihar Jail inmate posed as the representative of an NGO to meet her boyfriend for five hours spread over four days.
A women reportedly breached the security of Asia’s largest prison – New Delhi’s Tihar jail -- by posing as the representative of an NGO in order to meet her boyfriend, an inmate of the jail. Tihar jail records reveal that the meetings lasted for a total of five hours spread over four days.
Ironically, the meetings were held in the jail superintendent's office. Tihar officials have not revealed any details, but confirmed that the meetings took place. The authorities said that “action would be taken against those responsible.”
The jail’s security staff appear to have allowed the woman to enter the premises and meet the inmate without verifying her claims. The deception came to light only after an officer tried to verify the woman’s details with the NGO which she claimed to represent. Tihar Jail is categorised as a “high-security jail,” which houses criminals, terrorists and political prisoners. Inmates in Tihar Jail are allowed to meet visitors twice a week for thirty minutes.
A PTI report said that the woman's boyfriend, who is in Tihar in a murder case, had befriended the woman through a marriage portal during his parole recently. Interestingly, the inmate posed as a Tihar Jail employee while registering himself on the matrimonial site. An internal enquiry also found that the inmate’s account in the Indian Bank branch in the Tihar premises has the woman as the nominee.
“We have ordered a probe into the matter. The jail officials who allowed her to pull off the fraud will be punished,” Tihar Jail spokesperson AIG Raj Kumar told the media.