Delhi gangster Neeraj Bawana asks for iPod, non-veg food for time-pass in Tihar Jail
New Delhi : Delhi gangster Neeraj Bawana has demanded an iPod, FM Radio, and home-made food (preferably non-vegetarian) from the prison officers on the lines that he has been segregated and kept in isolation in Tihar jail, he needs these items to “pass time and maintain his sanity”.
The jailed gangster, who was Delhi’s most wanted gangster until his arrest in April 2015, listed the demands to the superintendent of jail number 2, where he is currently lodged.
An official known to the development claimed that the jail superintendent has told Bawana that such items are not permitted to given to the prisoners under the jail manual rules. However, Bawana has access to the inhouse radio station of the jail where he can listen music.
Unlike the 17,000 prisoners who share cells or barracks inside the 400-acre Tihar prison complex, Bawana and two other prisoners — underworld don Chhota Rajan and gangster-turned-politician Mohammad Shahabuddin — are lodged alone in separate cells.
A senior police official told the Hindustan Times, “Bawana earlier demanded a television and a telephone. He has also approached the court with the request. That is still a plausible demand considering the jail manual has provision for television and phone call facility. But we cannot allow non-vegetarian food from home or iPod or FM Radio.”