Former Union Minister P Chidambaram who was sent to Tihar Jail on Thursday started his day today with a light breakfast. A Delhi court on Thursday sent Chidambaram to two-week judicial custody in the INX Media corruption case.
Chidambaram was brought to the jail on Thursday evening. He got no special facilities, except a separate cell and a western toilet as specified by the court, as said by the prison officials.
The former minister will have the access to the prison’s library like other inmates and will allow to watch television for a specified period of time.
The senior Congress leader began his morning today with a light breakfast. On Thursday night, he had rotis (Indian bread), dal (lentl), vegetables and rice as per the prison’s menu.
After the 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.
The cell was prepared in advance with Tihar Jail authorities anticipating that the senior Congress leader may be sent to Tihar Jail if his anticipatory bail gets rejected by the court in the INX Media corruption case.
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 Jail as he is a protectee under Z-category security cover.