'Distressed' Kanimozhi takes to meditation in jail



New Delhi: Denied bail in the 2G case, DMK MP M K Kanimozhi, who is lodged in Tihar prison since May, is now taking meditation lessons on the jail premises.

On November 3, the 43-year-old Rajya Sabha MP, who is the daughter of DMK chief M Karunanidhi, had wept and hugged her mother Rajathi Ammal minutes after special CBI court rejected her bail plea in the 2G case.

According to jail officials, Kanimozhi "is doing sadhana, engaging herself in introspection, spiritual empowerment and dhyan" as part of the meditation lessons.

These lessons are being imparted by Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan, the biggest NGO within the Tihar Jail complex engaged in rehabilitation and reformation programme inside the jail premises.

"Kanimozhi has participated in one of the activities -- spiritual empowerment -- conducted for correction and reformation of inmates inside the prison premises," a jail official said.

The DMK lawmaker is lodged in Jail No 6 since May 20.

Some of the positive work done by the NGO towards inmates involves spiritual empowerment for correction and reformation, positive engagements in cricket and music, drug abuse prevention and livelihood programmes.

Kanimozhi had moved the Delhi High Court after a special court here denied her bail on November 3. The high court today sought CBI's response on her pleas.

PTI