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Tihar jail asked to give computers to CWG scam accused

September 22, 2011 21:46 IST

The Tihar jail authorities were directed on Thursday by a Delhi court to provide dedicated computers to sacked Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi and seven others, arrested for allegedly committing irregularities in a games-related contract to a Swiss firm, to read their case documents.

The court also asked the jail authorities to give a separate login and password of the computer to the accused persons which should be known only to them.

"Programmer from Tihar Jail is present. The matter regarding making available e-copy of the challan for each of the accused in the computer installed in the Legal Aid Office rooms of jail number 3 and 4 discussed with him in detail.

"He has assured the court that jail authorities will provide separate computers for each of the seven accused with their individual user name and login except accused Anil Kumar Madan as he has chosen to receive the paper copy of the challan. Copy of this order be sent to jail superintendents of jail numbers 3 and 4 for information and compliance," Special CBI Judge Talwant Singh said.

The court said computer programmer Prateem Pratap Barua of Tihar Jail has assured that a person with computer knowledge will also be available to guide the accused persons to enable them to view the e-challan (e-charge sheet).

The court said the accused should be allowed to use computers daily for three hours.

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