"Currently, 21 children, aged 0-6 years are residing at the Tihar women's ward while 10 children are at the Mandoli jail with their mothers," an official said.
The high court took note of the alleged lack of basic amenities in South Asia's largest prison complex, remarking that the right to life remains inviolable, even if an individual was incarcerated.
In the application, the jail authorities said Malik was a "very high-risk prisoner" and it was imperative to not physically produce him in court to maintain public order and safety.
It is not just the cell phone, the inmates have been umpteen times found with improvised weapons which they use to murder or cause grievous injury to any rival inmate.
DIG (Prisons-Headquarters) Rajiv Singh will lead the inquiry to determine the extent of the lapse and the accountability. A report will be submitted within three days, sources said.
Sources said the jail CCTV control room noticed an unusual movement of inmates in the barracks from where the improvised weapon was recovered.
One of the inmates made a call from the hidden phone to a family member who then called PCR-112, alleging that the jail personnel was manhandling the prisoners.
Director General of Delhi Prisons Sanjay Beniwal issued a circular to remove “dangerous objects” from wards of Tihar Jail that can be used by inmates to make improvised weapons.
Jail superintendent Krishna Sharma said the inmates are getting the training as part of the rehabilitation programme.
According to AAP sources, Sisodia's wife Seema was hospitalised as she felt unwell. She is suffering from multiple sclerosis and was hospitalised last month as well.