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Who Stayed In Cell No. 2 Of Tihar Before Arvind Kejriwal? Check Out Facilities Provided To CM

Delhi Court on Monday sent Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to 15 days judicial custody in connection to the muti-crore liquor scam cases in the national capital. He will be shifted to the jail number 2 in Tihar prison.

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Apr 1, 2024 17:40 IST
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be lodged in Jail Number 2 of Tihar Jail on Monday following the court sentenced him 15 days judicial custody in connection with the Delhi liquor policy case, according to the Prison sources. He will be alone in the cell as AAP MP Sanjay Singh has been shifted to jail number 5 a few days back.

While he is not the only one who is shifted jail number 2 in Tihar prison as former Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala, aged 86, also stayed in the same cell when he was sentenced to four-year prison in a disproportionate assets case on May 27, 2022.

Arvind Kejriwal’s jail routine and facilities 

Arvind Kejriwal’s daily routine in Tihar Jail follows a disciplined schedule, starting at 6:30 am with a simple breakfast of tea and bread. Mornings are often occupied with legal matters or consultations. Lunch, served around midday, includes dal, sabzi, and either rotis or rice, followed by a lock-up period until 3 pm.

In the afternoon, tea and biscuits are provided at 3:30 pm, followed by meetings with legal representatives at 4 pm. Dinner, similar to lunch, is served at 5:30 pm, after which inmates retire to their cells by 7 pm.

Kejriwal, like other prisoners, has access to television channels covering news, entertainment, and sports, except during scheduled activities. Tihar Jail also offers 24/7 medical support, particularly crucial for Kejriwal, who has diabetes. Special dietary arrangements have been made to accommodate his medical needs.

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Earlier, Enforcement Directorate presented Kejriwal before Special CBI Judge Kaveri Baweja at Rouse Avenue Court. ASG SV Raju stated that the agency isn’t seeking further custody but requesting judicial custody. Referring to the Senthil Balaji case, he emphasized the possibility of seeking custody beyond 15 days due to Kejriwal’s alleged non-cooperation. The ED informed the court that Kejriwal stated “Vijay did not report to me but to Atishi” in his statement.

The federal agency requested 15 days of judicial custody for the Delhi Chief Minister, which was granted by the court. Arvind Kejriwal, the Aam Aadmi Party national convenor, has requested to take three books – Bhagavad Gita, Ramayan, and How PM Decides by Nirja Chaudhary – to prison.

Delhi’s Tihar jail has initiated preparations for accommodating Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The jail administration conducted at least two high-level meetings over the last four days in anticipation of his arrival.

The Tihar Jail superintendent convened another high-level meeting on Monday. Jail authorities have sanitized jail number five in preparation for Arvind Kejriwal’s arrival. Kejriwal is expected to be transferred to Tihar Jail on Monday evening.

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The PMLA court had extended Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s judicial custody till April 1. After four days of remand, he was ordered to appear in court at 11:30 hours on April 1. Following six days in judicial custody since March 23, the ED had sought further remand for interrogation. They claimed the CM was uncooperative and needed to question others in Goa linked to the case.

Kejriwal had also accused the ED of influencing witness statements but admitted they treated him well during questioning. The ASG argued in court that Kejriwal wasn’t cooperating with evidence. The CM alleged a political conspiracy behind the liquor scam accusations to discredit the AAP.

First published on: Apr 01, 2024 03:58 PM IST

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