Tihar prison staff suspended after allegations of torture

Authorities today suspended all Tihar prison staff following the beating of 18 prisoners on November 21 by Tamil Nadu Special Force, a media report said.

Jail authorities sent a detailed report to the Union home ministry (MHA) on Wednesday. According to MHA, a fact-finding team, headed by a district judge rank officer, has been constituted to investigate the incident and another committee, led by Tamil Nadu special force commandant, will probe lapses on part of the force’s personnel.

The development comes after Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti raised the issue with Union home secretary Rajiv Gauba earlier this week.

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