When it was started, Tihar Jail was a maximum security prison of the Punjab State governance. However, it changed hands to the authority of National Capital Territory of Delhi in 1966 and again from 1884 it became Tihar Prison duly equipped with added facilities.
Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh, hanged for the assassination of Indira Gandhi. International serial killer Charles Sobraj escaped from Tihar on 16 March 1986, but was recaptured shortly thereafter.
Tihar Jail became the first jail in the country to have its very FM radio station when Director General of Prisons Vimla Mehra launched the 'TJ FM Radio' at Central Jail No 4 in the Tihar complex.
Tihar Jail is situated in Tihar village, around 7 kms away from locality of Chanakya Puri (West Delhi).
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