Raja sharing Tihar ward with former Delhi ACP Rathi

Former telecom minister A Raja who was today sent to Tihar Jail by a Delhi court is sharing the ward with former Delhi ACP S S Rathi, convicted in the 1997 Connaught Place shootout case.

Updated: Feb 17, 2011, 22:58 PM IST

New Delhi: Former telecom minister A Raja
who was today sent to Tihar Jail by a Delhi court is sharing
the ward with former Delhi ACP S S Rathi, convicted in the
1997 Connaught Place shootout case.

Arrested for his alleged role in the 2G spectrum
allocation scam, the minister was brought to the prison
around 6 pm and was immediately taken to Jail no 1, sources
said.

He did not interact with any prisoner since he entered
his ward and kept reading, they said.

Jail No 1 also houses Rathi, serving life term
following his conviction by a Delhi trial court on October 24,
2007 in the case of kiiling two businessmen.

According to court orders, Raja will have home made
food twice daily, the sources said.

PTI