This Article is From Mar 19, 2020

Tihar Bars Inmates From Meeting Familes Till March 31 Over Coronavirus

The "mulaqat" with their legal counsel, however, will continue, a senior jail official said.

Tihar Bars Inmates From Meeting Familes Till March 31 Over Coronavirus
New Delhi:

The Tihar jail authorities on Wednesday suspended till March 31 the prisoners' meetings with their relatives as a precautionary measure to prevent any outbreak of coronavirus in the crowded prison.

The prison officials said suspension of jail inmates' "mulaqat" with their families will be effective from Thursday.

They said the prisoners are generally allowed two meetings with their visiting family members or relatives in a week. But this will remain suspended from Thursday till March 31.

The "mulaqat" with their legal counsel, however, will continue, a senior jail official said.

The inmates' phone calling system which allows prisoners to talk to their family members on two pre-declared numbers daily for five minutes, as per the prevailing practice, will continue, he added.