Karunanidhi meets Kanimozhi in Tihar jail



Karunanidhi meets Kanimozhi in Tihar jail New Delhi: DMK chief M Karunanidhi met his daughter Kanimozhi, arrested in 2G spectrum allocation case, in Delhi's Tihar Jail on Sunday evening.

Karunanidhi, accompanied by his wife Rajathi Ammal, and DMK leader T R Balu drove into the Tihar premises in a car which entered through Gate number 3 at around 4.45 pm.

This is the third time, Karunanidhi met his daughter since she was lodged in the Tihar prison on May 21.

A Delhi court today found prima facie evidence against Kanimozhi and 16 others and framed charges against them in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case.

"The meeting lasted for over half an hour. They left at 5.30 pm. They had sought permission today morning to meet Kanimozhi who is lodged in the women's cell in jail number 6.

Though three people had requested to meet but only Karunanidhi and his wife Rajathi Ammal met her," Deputy Inspector General, Tihar prisons, R N Sharma said.

"They met at the entrance of the jail as Karunanidhi is wheel-chair bound," Sharma added.

Another jail official with Jail number 6 said "she has never cried in any of her meetings with her parents. She gets disturbed when she reads reports in the newspaper stating that she cried while meeting her relatives in jail. She has the maximum number of visitors in the jail and her husband G Aravinthan frequently visits her."

Karuna calls on PM, Sonia

New Delhi: DMK chief M Karunanidhi met on Sunday Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi, the first such meeting the Tamil Nadu leader had with the two Congres leaders after their alliance's rout in the April 13 state Assembly polls.

Before meeting Kanimozhi, the DMK chief accompanied by his wife Rajathi, went to Gandhi's 10-Janpath residence this morning and held discussions for about 30 minutes.

Sources said the DMK patriarch enquired about the health of Gandhi.

Later in the evening after meeting his daughter Kanimozhi, who is lodged in Tihar jail in 2G case, Karunanidhi went to 7 Race Course Road to meet the Prime Minister.

Senior DMK leader T R Baalu was also present during the meetings.

PTI