New Delhi, Nov 28 The Tihar Jail authorities today said they would cooperate with the three-member fact-finding committee, formed by the Delhi High Court to inquire into an incident, in which 18 inmates were beaten up by the jail staff on November 21.

According to outlook, the jail authorities said they would ensure a proper security for the inmates, so that such incidents did not recur.

Yesterday, the high court had described the attack on the inmates, who were lodged in a high-risk ward in jail number 1 of the central jail, on the night of November 21 as “very disturbing”.

The court was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) petition filed by a lawyer, Chinmay Kanojia, who had alleged that his client Shahid Husuf, currently being investigated by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and undergoing trial, was beaten up without any reason by the Tihar Jail staff.

After the incident was brought to its notice on November 22, the court had set up a committee comprising its senior judicial officers to look into the matter.

The committee, in its report, had said the inmates were beaten up without any justifiable reason.

The court posted the matter for further hearing on December 19 and directed the authorities to ensure the safety and security of the inmates, who were beaten up.

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