Report: 7 Tamil Nadu Police Officers Suspended After Gangster's Murder in Tihar Prison
In New Delhi: According to jail officials, seven members of the Tamil Nadu Special Police (TNSP), who were on duty in a Tihar prison cell when gangster Tillu Tajpuriya was fatally stabbed, have been suspended and will be transferred back to Tamil Nadu. They are accused of acting like mute witnesses during the incident.
The change occurred a few days after Sanjay Beniwal, director general of Delhi Prisons, wrote to the Tamil Nadu Police requesting that they take action against its employees.
A meeting was also held with TNSP authorities to discuss the alleged negligence on the side of their staff, and during that discussion, they promised to take disciplinary action against their staff, according to a jail official.
Seven of the Tamil Nadu Police's employees have now been suspended and called back, according to a jail official.
According to the officials, the TNSP personnel were stationed in cell number 8, where the event occurred.
On the grounds of the Tihar jail, security is provided by the TNSP.
Tajpuriya was allegedly attacked while being carried away by security guards in front of them in a CCTV video from Tihar Jail that surfaced on social media.
In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Tajpuriya was allegedly attacked with homemade weapons inside the maximum-security facility by four members of the Gogi gang. Yet the video shows that when the accused struck him again, he was still alive and being hauled away by the jail security guards.
According to the video, the security personnel stood by and did nothing while the attackers continued to assault the mobster.