Chidambaram's moments at Tihar Jail

Former Union Minister P Chidambaram, who spent his first night at the Tihar jail Thursday following two-week judicial custody in the INX Media case,  was not given special facilities, except a separate cell and a Western toilet as specified by the court. After the mandatory medical check-up, Chidambaram was lodged in Jail No. 7, which usually houses those accused in Enforcement Directorate cases.

Incidently, his son Karti was also lodged in this cell for 12 days in the same case last year. He had a light dinner and his medicines on his first night in jail. 'Chidambaram ate dal and rice for dinner. He skipped the mixed vegetables and rotis on Thursday's jail menu', reports said. He is allowed to keep his spectacles and the medicines prescribed to him. He was given a blanket and a pillow as part of his bedding allocation and a wooden plank was also provided to him to sleep on.