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Cong leaders couldn’t meet Chidambaram in Tihar as visiting hours were over
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Cong leaders couldn’t meet Chidambaram in Tihar as visiting hours were over

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New Delhi, Sep 6: As former Union Minister P Chidambaram spent a second day in judicial custody, a group of Congress leaders on Friday, were not permitted to meet him in Tihar jail.

Congress leaders Mukul Wanik, PC Chacko, Manicka Tagore and Avinash Pandey, who had gone to Tihar jail could not meet the senior party leader as the allotted time to meet him was over.

A CBI court, on Thursday, sent Mr Chidambaram to judicial custody for 14 days in the INX Media case, and the police had taken him to Tihar jail in the evening.

According to leaders, they went to jail to meet Mr Chidambaram after Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi instructed them, as a show of support to the former Minister.
Mr Chidambaram, a Z-level protectee, is lodged in Tihar jail number seven, in the prison complex.

On Thursday the court had granted special facilities including separate cell, western-style toilet, his spectacles, medicine and security. (UNI)