P Chidambaram, the former union minister spent his first day in Tihar jail’s in cell number 7 yesterday. It was reportedly known that he started his day with a light breakfast this morning. Delhi court has ordered to send Chidambaram for two-week judicial custody in the corruption case regarding INX Media.
The Congress leader who was sent to jail last evening. He was not provided any special facilities except a separate cell in the prison and a western toilet said the prison officials.
“Like other the prisoners, the congress leader will have access to the library in the prison and can watch TV for a specified period.”
Mr Chidambaram began his day with a light breakfast. On Thursday night, he had Indian bread, dal along with some vegetables and rice, as per the menu in the prison, prison officials told news agency Press Trust of India.
Before Chidambaram was lodged into the prison he gone through mandatory health checkup. These health checkups are mandatory for those who were accused in Enforcement Directorate cases. even, his son Karti Chidambaram was in the same cell for 12 days in the same case last year.
The cell was prepared in advance for Mr.Chidambharam as the Tihar jail officials were anticipating if his anticipatory bail gets rejected by the Delhi court in the corruption case.
The jail in which Mr.Chidambharam was kept is Asia’s largest prison from the Rouse Avenue Court .the Tihar court is under better security standards as compared with previous years. It took nearly 35 minutes for the jail officials to bring Chidambaram to the prison from the Delhi court.
The court permitted him to carry his spectacles and prescribed medical aid to the jail and ordered that he should be kept in a separate block of cell in the Tihar Jail and he is a protectee under Z-Category security cover.