Pakistan prisoners' security in Delhi's Tihar Jail tightened

Last Updated: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 04:14 hrs

New Delhi: Following the violent and brutal assault on Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh in Pakistan's Kot Lakhpat Jail on Friday evening, authorities at Delhi's Tihar Jail have reportedly tightened security around all Pakistani prisoners here to avoid a similar incident.

Media reports quoted Tihar Jail authorities, as saying that superintendents have been instructed to maintain a strict vigil on other inmates to prevent any Pakistani prisoners from being hurt.

Pakistani prisoners have reportedly been separated from other inmates. There are 16 Pakistanis inside nine sub-jails of the Tihar Prison Complex.

The Tihar Jail is India's biggest prison, and presently, it has a three-tier security cover.

The outer security is manned by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), while the two inner rings are manned by the Tamil Nadu Special Policemen and Delhi Jails security officers.

Tamil Nadu Special Policemen have reportedly been given the responsibility of maintaining a vigil on the Pakistani inmates' cells, a CNN-IBN TV report said. (ANI)

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