Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam MP Kanimozhi was on Friday lodged in a 15 ft x10 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.

Kanimozhi was taken to jail number 6 by women personnel after a special CBI court rejected her bail plea and ordered her “forthwith” arrest. A woman police constable 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 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 number 6.

Co-accused in the case Sharad Kumar, MD of Kalaignar TV, will be kept in jail number 4. Sharad Kumar will join former NALCO CMD Abhay Kumar Srivastava and sacked CWG Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi in jail number 4. - PTI

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