DMK leader Kanimozhi, an undertrial in the 2G telecom scam, remains a die-hard politician even in Tihar Jail .
Lodged in Jail No. 6, along with 475 female inmates , she has become quite popular within a short span of time. She is keeping herself busy playing a do-gooder to the hilt. She lends a patient ear to her fellow prisoners’ problems, and also takes them to the jail authorities .
When there was a water crisis in Jail No. 6 recently , the inmates approached her. She didn’t disappoint them. Sources said she took up the matter with the jail superintendent, and the problem was solved soon.
No wonder, the inmates have started looking up to her. Every morning they bid Kanimozhi goodbye when she leaves for court from the jail. At the court, too, she is a picture of poise. She smiles and interacts with all she meets. In the evening , when she returns from the court, inmates welcome her at the gate. Time for another round of suggestions and consolations.
Sources said she has been seen talking to the jail superintendent and other senior officers about facilities in the prison. On her first night in Tihar, she had complained about the toilet allotted to her, a problem that was subsequently sorted out.
She also keeps herself busy by studying and watching TV. Though Kanimozhi has been allowed to have home-cooked food, she often has jail meal. Mosquito repellents have also been made available to her. Economic Times