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Sweets time in Tihar jail

Hours after he was granted bail, former telecom minister A Raja celebrated his freedom by distributing sweets at Tihar prison's sub-jail 1.

delhi Updated: May 15, 2012 23:24 IST
HT Correspondent

Hours after he was granted bail, former telecom minister A Raja celebrated his freedom by distributing sweets at Tihar prison's sub-jail 1.

"Raja returned to Tihar from the court around 4pm. He was ecstatic on getting the bail. He shook hands and hugged several of his co-inmates," said a jail source.

The release order came at 5.45pm, according to Tihar's spokesperson Sunil Gupta. Later, Raja thanked jail officials and a few security personnel belonging to the Tamil Nadu Special Police.

During his long stay, Raja was known to be a "friendly, accessible character who loved badminton, followed news programmes and took Hindi lessons from co-inmates", said the source.