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The authorities had filed a status report in response to Natasha Narwal's allegations that inmates were prohibited from getting in touch with anyone outside prison.
On 23 March, the Supreme Court had directed states to decongest prisons via interim bail but arbitrary exclusions and absolute discretion by committees have hindered the process.
Even though 130 prisoners released on bail earlier were caught again, many more are said to have returned to crime.
Sharma is currently out on parole. He was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Delhi High Court in December 2006 for killing Lal, a model, in 1999.
Md Aamir Khan was wrongly imprisoned for 14 years. He writes India’s lockdown is nothing like imprisonment or living in an 8x6-feet cell.
The former Congress leader, serving a life sentence in Tihar jail, has sought interim bail, citing various ailments that make him vulnerable to Covid-19.
The ED and CBI, India's top investigative agencies, aren't out conducting raids and chasing criminals, but the grind hasn't stopped.
Prisons across India have begun to release inmates on parole after the Supreme Court directed to decongest jails to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Decision on prisoners was made after Supreme Court ordered states to consider releasing some inmates on parole to reduce overcrowding because of coronavirus outbreak.
Tihar jail official says the four 16 December gang-rape convicts have made no special demands, have been meeting their families.