Arvind Kejriwal spends first night under 650 CCTV cameras; read inside details of Tihar Jail No. 2

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has been sent to Tihar Jail in the liquor policy scam case. Kejriwal has been kept in Barrack No. 2, where a few days ago, Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh was also lodged.

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Shantanu Poswal
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Tihar Jail, spanning over 400 acres and accommodating nine functional jails, stands as one of India's largest prison complexes. Recently, Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal found himself in Barrack No. 2 of this extensive facility, following a 15-day judicial custody related to the liquor scam case. On a Monday evening, precisely at 4:13 PM, Arvind Kejriwal took his first steps into Tihar Jail. His temporary address until April 15 became Tihar Jail No. 2, marking the start of his stay within the prison's confines.

Security Features of Tihar Jail 

Tihar Jail No. 2 is equipped with stringent security measures to monitor its inmates closely. With dimensions of 14 feet in length and 8 feet in width, the jail boasts approximately 650 CCTV cameras, facilitating advanced surveillance. Moreover, the high-security ward amalgamates small cells to create barracks and wards, housing notable individuals like gangster Neeraj Bawana and underworld don Chhota Rajan.

Insights into Tihar Jail 

The high-security ward caters specifically to gangsters and prominent inmates and is overseen under AS supervision. Sources within the jail elaborate on the ward's layout, highlighting an alternative route facilitating interactions among inmates, located approximately 200 meters away from the regular cells. Additionally, a 24x7 control monitoring room is operational in Jail No. 2, directly linked to the jail's headquarters. In compliance with regulations, any inmate can nominate ten individuals they wish to meet during their incarceration.

Daily Routine and Facilities in Tihar Jail

Inmates at Tihar Jail follow a structured daily routine, starting with an early morning wake-up call at 6 AM, followed by a headcount. Meals are provided throughout the day, with breakfast served around 7:30 AM, lunch at 10:30 AM, and tea with biscuits at 3:30 PM. Dinner concludes by 6:30/7 PM, after which the ward is locked following a final headcount. Medical assistance, including meals, is promptly provided if an inmate's health deteriorates.

Special Facilities for Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal has access to certain privileges during his stay at Tihar Jail. These include two weekly meetings, two video calls per week, and a daily five-minute phone call. Meetings are conducted within a designated area, separated by a lockup between the visitors' window for about 15 to 20 minutes. Additionally, Kejriwal has access to reading materials such as Ramayana, Gita, and books authored by Neerja Choudhary, along with necessary medication facilities.