The Delhi prison authorities have suspended four officers in Yasin Malik security lapse case on Saturday.
A day after the surprise presence of jailed JKLF chief Yasin Malik in the Supreme Court created a flutter, the Tihar Jail administration has suspended four officers including one Deputy Superintendent, and two Assistant Superintendents, according to prison officials. Malik is currently serving a life sentence a terror funding case.
On Friday, Malik walked into the court room after being escorted by armed security personnel without the court’s permission.
Later on the day, the prison authorities had launched a probe after Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik, who is undergoing life sentence in a terror funding case, was taken to Supreme Court without following standard operating procedure.
“In the matter of physical production of Yasin Malik before Supreme Court on July 21, the Prison Department, Delhi has suspended one Deputy Superintendent , two Assistant Superintendent and one Head Warder last night as they were found to be prima facie responsible based on preliminary inquiry,” said a senior prison official.
“Detailed inquiry is being conducted by DIG Tihar to identify any other officials who may also be responsible for the serious lapse,” the official added.
According to a senior prison official, on Friday Malik was produced physically in the Supreme Court by the officials of the Central Jail no. 7 (Tihar) and prima facie observed that it was lapse on the part of concerned Jail officials.
“The Director General (Prisons) has ordered a detailed inquiry in the matter to be conducted by Dy. Inspector General (Headquarters, prison) Rajiv Singh to fix the responsibility of erring officials. The DG had asked to submit a report within three days,” the official said.