Arvind Kejriwal receives home-cooked food on first night in Tihar: Here is all the court has allowed

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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday received home-cooked dinner in Tihar jail. According to the jail staff, he ate that food and not the one which is regularly provided to the prisoners in Tihar. The Delhi Chief Minister was moved to jail after his ED custody ended.

What is allowed to Kejriwal inside jail?

The Delhi CM who has been sent to Tihar jail in the Liquor Policy scam case has been allowed certain facilities in jail. He can have home-cooked meals, bottled drinking water and will be provided toffees, for he is a diabetic and may experience a sudden drop in sugar levels.

Kejriwal who was sent to 14-day judicial custody can also see his wife Sunita Kejriwal. He can use the bed linen from his home. He is also allowed pillows and a quilt from home. The jail authorities also need to provide him with all medical equipment needed by the CM to monitor his health and medicines that are prescribed by doctors.

Apart from this the court allowed Kejriwal to carry three books, the ‘Bhagavad Gita’, the ‘Ramayana’ and ‘How Prime Ministers Decide”

The Aam Aadmi Party leader is currently lodged in Tihar’s jail number 2. In the same jail are Kejriwal’s former colleague, Manish Sisodia and BRS leader K Kavitha. All three are lodged in jail in the liquor policy case.

In court the Enforcement Directorate described Kejriwal as the “kingpin” of the liquor policy case. They said that the AAP leader had been “evasive in his replies to their queries.” They further said that they needed to question Kejriwal further to get to know the details of the alleged scam.

Though allowed several facilities, it is not known whether the court would allow Kejriwal to meet his officials, ministers and bureaucrats to be able to smoothly run the administration in Delhi. As of now such meetings are not allowed according to the Tihar jail manual. The matter may become a major point of contention between AAP and the Central government.

While BJP has repeatedly called for Kejriwal’s resignation from the post of Delhi Chief Minister, AAP continues to insist that since he has not been convicted, the demand is baseless. It remains to be seen what would be the court’s decision after the judicial custody of the AAP convener ends.

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