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P Chidambaram sent to Tihar jail, Starts the day with light breakfast

Congress leader and former Union minister P Chidambaram was arrested by CBI due to the INX media case. He was sent on Thursday to Tihar Jail and starts the day With light Breakfast.

The senior Congress leader was brought to the jail last evening. He got no special facilities, except a separate cell and a western toilet as specified by the court, prison officials said.

Mr Chindambaram will also to the prison’s library and can watch Television for a specified period of time.

Mr Chidambaram day starts with a light breakfast. On Thursday night, he had rotis, dal , sabzi ) and rice, as per the prion’s menu, sources told news agency Press Trust of India.

He was lodged in jail number 7.  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, officials told news agency PTI.

Mr 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 Mr Chidambaram to the prison from the court.

He carries his spectacles and medicine.In the Tihar Jail as he is a protectee under Z-Category security cover.

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