Tihar, Central Jail, New Delhi | Arijit Sen/The India Today Group/Getty Images
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In response to a Delhi High Court notice, the superintendent of Tihar’s Central Jail No.1 said many items were allowed if obtained through the proper channels.

New Delhi: Mineral water, mustard oil, LCD TV, badminton racket, yoga mats, namkeen, pickles and clothes are permissible items even if one is living life behind bars.

In fact, at Central Jail No.1 in Delhi’s Tihar Jail complex, the administration provides over 200 TV sets, which are owned by the inmates on their own cost. For Rs 100 per month, an inmate can avail of cable TV facility — with limited pre-approved channels available.

This information was provided by the superintendent of Central Jail No.1 to the Additional Inspector General (Prisons), in response to a Delhi High Court notice. The court had, in turn, issued the notice based on a report that that Unitech promoters Sanjay Chandra and his brother Ajay were living a lavish life in jail.

The original report, authored by Additional Sessions Judge Ramesh Kumar-II had indicated that there was “corruption” and “grave misuse of power”, after conducting an inspection of the jail premises, after several inmates in Tihar complained that those accused of white collar crimes were living a luxurious life behind bars.

The superintendent explained that the items were allowed if obtained through the proper channels for a fee.

Here is the list of items available for inmates from the Jail Canteen, in exchange for counters. The list is being reproduced as it appears.


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Items Available 

Action Sandal

Agarbati

Amla Candy

Amla Oil

Ayur Cream

Banyein

Big Bag

Black Rose

Body Lotion

Boost

Boric Powder

Boro Plus Cream

Bournvita

Bowl

Bucket

Bucket with Cover

Cap Winter

Chameli Oil

Chandi Verk

Choco Pie

Clinic Plus shampoo

Close up Big

Close Up Small

Coffee Pouch

Colgaet Brush

Comb

Cornflakes

Cosco Ball

Dabur Chawanprash

Dabur Coconut Oil

Dabur Honey

Dabur Red paste

Dhoop

Elaichi Eno

Everyday Milk Powder

Fair & Handsome

Fair & Lovely

Gajjak

Gangajal

Garam Banyein

Garnier Colour

Garnier face wash

Gillate Shaving Cream

Glass

Glucon D

Godraj Colour

Godraj No. 1

Gopal ji Thandai

Green Tea – 1

Gulal big

Gulal Small

Gurpati

Hair care Oil

Hair Remover

Hajmola

Handbag

Himalaya Lip Balm

Horlicks Men

Honey Patanjali

Jaiphal

Jaljeera

Jau

Jockey Banyein

Jockey boxer

Jockey Frenchi

Jockey T-Shirt

Jockey Upper

Jockey Lower

Jot

Jug

Juna

Kalawa

Kali Mirch Powder

Kapoor

Kellogs Muesli

Khajoor

Kissan Jam big size

Laung

Lock

Lipton Green Tea Bag

Ludo

Lux Cozy Banyan

Lux Lower

Lux Upper

Mala

Mehendi

Milk Food Ghee 1 kg

Milk Food Ghee ½ kg

Mayonnaise 1 kg

Mineral Water

Mirror

Mishri

Moongfali

Mortien

Mother dairy products

Murmure

Mug

Mustard Oil 250 gm

Nariyal

Navratan Oil

Nycil Powder

Odomos Lotion

Odomos Lotion – N

Pyjama Track

Panch Mewa

Patanjali Chawanprakash

Patanjali Dant Kanti

Patanjali Ghee

Patanjali Kesh Kanti Shampoo

Pantene Shampoo

Pen

Phota

Pickle

Plain paper (loose sheets)

Plastic bucket

Plastic jug

Plastic spoon (Good Quality)

Plate

Ponds Cold Cream

Rani pal

Rasna (250 gms)

Relaxo Chappal

Register

Rin/Alla

Rin Soap Big

Rin Soap Small

Roli

Rooh-Afza

Roomal

Sensodent Paste

Safal Paneer 200 gms

Sauce big (Pitchu)

Sensodyne Toothbrush

Shaving Cream V-John

Shoes

Shuttle Cock

Sindoor

Singar

Soan Papdi

Soap case

Socks

Soya Katori

Sauce

Sparx Chapple

Sugar

Sugar free natura

Supari

Surf excel powder

Surf Pouch

TJ Biscuits

TJ Brownee

TJ Cake Muffin

TJ Cake Rusk

TJ Marodi

TJ Mustard oil 1 litre

TJ Namkeen

TJ Nan khatai

TJ Patties

TJ Petha

TJ Soap

TJ Sujji Rusk

TJ Surf

TJ sweet pan (says fan in the list)

TJ waffer

Toffee

Tea bag

Toung cleaner

Towel Big

T-Shirt

Ujala

Tomato soup (ready to eat)

Underwear Lux

Vaseline Body Lotion Summer/Winter

VCC card Local/STD

Vicks inhaler

Vicks Tablet

Vicks Vap(o)rub

Vimbar

Vrat Namak

Washing Brush

Zandu Nityam

Apple

Banana

Orange

Kinno

Papaya

Pineapple

Kiwi

Anar

Onion

Tomato

Cucumber

Green Chilli

Beetroot

Ladies daily use items

Bra

Face Wash

Fair & Lovely Face Wash

Pampers

Panty

Socks (Children)

Whisper

Women’s Horlicks

Ladies jewellery and beauty parlour items

Bangles – I

Bangles – II

Bangles – III

Bindi Fancy

Bindi Plain

Bleach Oxy

Bracelet (A)

Bracelet (B)

Clutcher (A)

Clutcher (B)

Earring (A)

Earring (B)

Eye Liner

Facepack

Facial

Glam Up

Hair band (A)

Hair Band (B)

Hair Colour

Kajal pencil

Lip Balm – I

Lip Balm – II

Lip Liner (A)

Lip Liner (B)

Lipstick (A)

Lipstick (B)

Lipstick (C)

Mascara

Necklace (A)

Necklace (B)

Rubber Band (A)

Rubber Band (B)

Rubber Band Fancy

Scrub

Sindoor Liquid

Sindoor Powder

Sunscreen (A)

Sunscreen (B)

Ladies beauty parlour services

Hair Cutting

Hair Rolling

Hair Straightening

Nail Cutting

Nail Paints

Threading

Trimming

Waxing Full Arms

Waxing Full Legs

Waxing Underarms

Services

Altration (A)

Altration (B)

Bedsheet washing double

Blanket washing Double

Blanket Washing Single

Cable TV Charge

Clothes Washing

Ironing of Clothes (Pair)

Kurta Stitching

Lower Stitching

Milk/Water Boiling

MTNL local

MTNL STD

Photo Copy Charge

Suit Stitching Designer

Suit Stitching Plain

Barber shop services

Bleach

Facial

Hair Cutting Normal Charge

Hair Cutting Special

Massage

Scrub

Shaving Normal Charge

Shaving Special

Threading

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  1. Some of the allowed product are surprising. Isn’t BORIC powder a poison? If milk is not allowed, then what use are cornflakes. Agarbattis are allowed, but a matchbox or a lighter are (rightly) not allowed.

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