NHRC notice to DG Prisons, Bihar over reported allegations of poor quality of food being served in jails

New Delhi, 25th July, 2022

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, India has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that poor quality of food is being served to the prisoners in Begusarai Jail, Bihar. The Commission has issued a notice to the Director General of Prisons, Bihar calling for a report in the matter within 6 weeks. Besides the quality of food, the report should also include the status of other basic facilities for the prisoners in the other jails of the State.

According to the media report, the matter came to the notice when a prisoner, lodged in the Begusarai Jail, approached the Secretary, District Legal Services Authority.