Security around Kanimozhi strengthened at Tihar jail

New Delhi: Tihar jail authorities have strengthened the security of the women`s cell of the prison where DMK MP Kanimozhi is lodged in connection with the 2G spectrum scam.

Concerned over the security of Kanimozhi, who is lodged inside jail number six of Tihar Prisons, authorities have converted a room inside the women`s prison into a cell and kept her there away from other prisoners.

"We converted a room into a cell so that Kanimozhi could be kept seperately from other prisoners. This was done for security reasons and to stop her from becoming a victim of any prisoner-on-prisoner violence inside the jail premises," DG Tihar Prisons Dheeraj Kumar said.

"She follows the rules and regulations that exist for other prisoners," he said.

Kanimozhi, along with Kalaignar TV MD Sharad Kumar was sent to Tihar jail on May 20 after a special CBI court rejected her bail plea and ordered her "forthwith" arrest in the case.

Unlike her high profile neighbours, Kanimozhi has a slew of people coming to meet her everyday. DMK leaders are lined up in front of Gate No 3 on Jail Road to visit her.

Former Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi today arrived at Tihar Prisons around 5.50 pm to meet Kanimozhi inside the jail.

Kumar said, "They are meeting at the reception of the Women`s cell."