Former Union Finance and Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram will for the first time celebrate his birthday in Tihar Jail today.
It is not clear whether the Jail authorities will permit him to organize any celebrations in the jail. The Court has not allowed any food from outside for Chidambaram. However within the jail one is not sure whether any arrangement can be made. Being Chidambaram he may not like any such event in the jail.
Chidambaram, who belongs to one of the traditionally wealthy families of Tamil Nadu, was arrested on the fifth of this month in the INX Media case by the CBI. The trial court had rejected Chidmbaram’s bail plea. However his bail plea is under the consideration of the Delhi High Court which will be considered on September 23.
He is in judicial custody till September 19.
The trial Court has allowed his relatives and lawyers to meet him for half an hour every day. This will enable him to meet his near and dear ones on his birthday.