Delhi High Court has pulled up Tihar jail authorities over their unacceptable behavior of detaining a man even after he got the bail in a cheque bounce case on May 18. The court has also directed DSLSA to arrange special training regarding their duties, obligations, and rights of prisoners.
High Court bench comprising of Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad asked the Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA) to make these training sessions available online and asked the jail authorities to avoid repeating such incidents in future.
The jail authorities have offered an unconditional apology before the High Court bench through Delhi government’s standing counsel Rahul Mehra and has also filed a status report on Thursday.
Delhi High Court was upset over the illegal detention of a man in context to a cheque bounce case who was granted bail on May 18 but was released on June 25.
Tihar Jail authorities cited the reason that the man was unable to arrange the sureties needed for a bail bond. He had submitted all the required sureties on June 15 as per the jail authorities.
The bench has asked Tihal officials to provide the data of all the prisoners who were released in the past three years.
Tihar jail officials have communicated that 14 law officers have been appointed on a contractual basis to impart the training. Besides that, Jail superintendents, deputy superintendents, and assistant superintendents will be part of the HC directed specialized training programme.