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Kanimozhi lodged in 15ft x 10ft cell at Tihar

May 20, 2011 18:02 IST

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam MP Kanimozhi was on Friday lodged in a 15 ft x 10 ft cell at the Tihar Jail after being sent there for her role in the 2G spectrum case, far from the air-conditioning and other comforts which she is used to at her palatial bungalow in Chennai's CIT colony.

43-year-old Kanimozhi was taken to Jail No 6 by women personnel after a special CBI court rejected her bail plea and order her "forthwith" arrest.

A woman police personnel was seen holding Kanimozhi's hands when she was taken from the Patiala House complex.

According to jail officials, Kanimozhi will have access to a television set, newspapers, a ceiling fan and a cot in her 15ft x 10 ft cell.

Madhuri Gupta, a former official of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad arrested on charges of spying, Sonu Punjaban, arrested in the biggest prostitution network in Delhi and NCR through "word of mouth" and Sharda Jain, who was given a life term last year for her role in the murder of city councillor Atma Ram Gupta too are lodged in Jail No. 6.

Co-accused in the case Sharad Kumar, MD of Kalaignar TV, will be kept in Jail No. 4.

Kumar will join former NALCO CMD Abhay Kumar Srivastava and sacked CWG Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi in Jail No 4.

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