Court comes to the rescue of inmate’s six-year-old child

March 17th, 2009 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) A six-year-old child, who is languishing in the Tihar Jail for the last two years with his undertrial father, will now be able to attend school following a court order Tuesday.
A city court directed the jail authorities to get the child admitted to a school, out of the Tihar prison, with the direction that the father be allowed to meet the child once every month.

Additional Sessions Judge Indrajeet Singh passed this direction while hearing an application of the jail superintendent to take the child out of the prison.

“The child is with the undertrial father and has attained more than five years of age. He should be brought up and educated in a school for his welfare,” the application stated.

“The jail superintendent is directed to look into the welfare of the child and ensure his admission in a school,” said the judge.

The judge also directed the Tihar Jail authority to apprise the court periodically about the efforts made for the education and welfare of the child.

The child’s father was arrested by the Delhi police for allegedly abducting and selling three minor girls in the capital.

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