Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh was today lodged in a 15X10 feet cell in Tihar Prisons here after he was sent to 14-day judicial custody by a Delhi court following his arrest in the 2008 cash-for-votes scam.
55-year-old Singh was brought to the Tihar Prisons, which currently houses four other MPs, in a police bus through gate number four this evening.
“He reached the jail premises at 6.25 PM. After entering the prison he was first taken to the jail hospital. It has been decided to keep him in jail number three,” a jail official said.
“He will undergo a routine check-up and then he will be shifted to his cell. He will not share space with anyone,” the official said.
This jail also houses former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda arrested in a multi-billion money laundering case.
Amar Singh is the fifth MP to be lodged inside Tihar Prisons after 2G scam accused Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi and former telecom minister A Raja, sacked CWG OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi and former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda.
Mr. Singh has a ‘single-occupancy’ cell which is 15X10 feet in size and has a television set, he said.
Jail number three also houses Lalit Bhanot and V.K. Verma, both arrested for their alleged involvement in the CWG scam and Surendra Pipara, Hari Nair, Sharad Kumar, Sanjay Chandra, Vinod Goenka and Karim Morani all arrested in 2G spectrum case.