Former finance minister P Chidambaram spent his first night in Tihar jail cell on Thursday. A Delhi court has sent him to two-week judicial custody in the INX Media case. Nephew of Kamal Nath, Ratul Puri is also lodged in the Tihar jail for the AgustaWestland case.
New Delhi: Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram, spent his first night in Tihar jail's cell number 7 on Thursday. This after a Delhi court sent Chidambaram to two-week judicial custody in the INX Media corruption case.
The senior Congress leader was brought to the jail where he has been given no special facilities, except a separate cell and a western toilet as specified by the court.
Just as other inmates, Chidambaram will also have access to the prison's library and can watch television for a specified period of time.
Chidambaram ended Thursday night with rotis (Indian bread), dal (lentil), sabji (vegetables) and rice, as per the prion's menu.He began Friday morning with a light breakfast.
Chidambaram was brought to Asia's largest prison from the Rouse Avenue Court amid high security. It took nearly 35 minutes for the jail authorities to bring Chidambaram to the prison from the court.
The court allowed him to carry his spectacles and prescribed medicines to the jail, and ordered that he be kept in a separate cell in the Tihar Jail as he is a protectee under Z-Category security cover.
After a mandatory medical check-up, Chidambaram was lodged in jail number 7, which usually houses those accused in Enforcement Directorate cases. Incidentally, his son Karti Chidambaram was also lodged in the same cell for 12 days in the same case last year.
Last Updated 12:56 PM IST