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Arvind Kejriwal will be kept in Jail No. 2 at Tihar; checkout his prison routine and facilities

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- April 01st 2024 03:56 PM
Arvind Kejriwal will be kept in Jail No. 2 at Tihar; checkout his prison routine and facilities

Arvind Kejriwal will be kept in Jail No. 2 at Tihar; checkout his prison routine and facilities

PTC Web Desk: In a dramatic turn of events, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal finds himself behind bars in the alleged Delhi excise policy scam, becoming the fourth member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to be housed in Tihar Jail. It comes amidst escalating political tensions between the BJP and its opposition counterpart, INDIA bloc, mere days before the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Arvind Kejriwal's custody has been extended until April 15, with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) still probing his alleged involvement in the high-profile Dekhi excise policy scam. Since his arrest on March 21, the ED has retained custody, hinting at the possibility of requiring further interrogation in the future.


Joining a cohort of AAP leaders within Tihar Jail's confines, Arvind Kejriwal will be kept in Jail No. 2, accompanied by former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in Jail No. 1, former Health Minister Satyendar Jain in Jail No. 7, and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh in Jail No. 5. Notably, K Kavitha, a prominent leader from the Bharat Rashtra Samithi and daughter of former Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, resides in Jail No. 6 within the women's section, facing accusations related to a bribery scandal involving the AAP.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal leaves Rouse Avenue Court after appearing in a liquor case, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, March 28, 2024.jpg

Arvind Kejriwal's prison routine and facilities

Arvind Kejriwal's daily routine within Tihar Jail adheres to a strict schedule, commencing at sunrise around 6:30 am. A modest breakfast comprising tea and slices of bread kicks off the day, followed by potential court hearings or consultations with his legal team. The mid-morning hours accommodate lunch, typically consisting of dal, sabzi, and either rotis or rice, before a designated lock-up period from noon to 3 pm.

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Later in the day, prisoners receive tea and biscuits at 3:30 pm, with opportunities to meet their legal representatives at 4 pm. An early dinner, mirroring the lunch menu, is served at 5:30 pm, after which prisoners go to their cells by 7 pm.

Kejriwal, like his fellow inmates, is granted access to television channels, encompassing news, entertainment, and sports, barring scheduled prison activities. Additionally, Tihar Jail boasts round-the-clock medical assistance, ensuring the welfare of inmates, including Kejriwal, who grapples with diabetes. Special dietary considerations have been requested for Kejriwal, given his medical condition.

The timing of Kejriwal's arrest has drawn scrutiny, with the AAP deeming it a deliberate attempt to disrupt his electoral campaign. Opposition leaders have condemned what they perceive as the BJP's exploitation of investigative agencies, such as the ED and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), to target political adversaries. In response, the BJP refutes these allegations, maintaining the integrity of the investigation process.


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