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When it comes to visitors, Raja, Kanimozhi score over Kalmadi

delhi Updated: Jun 09, 2011 23:22 IST
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Unlike his high-profile neighbours, Suresh Kalmadi is almost a forlorn prisoner in Tihar jail, hardly getting any visitor.

While VIPs make a beeline to the prison to meet former telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and other accused in scams, sacked Commonwealth Games OC chairman Kalmadi, is the least visited by his colleagues or friends.

The three-time MP from Pune spends much of his time in a 10x12 feet cell in jail number four contrary to others including Raja and Kanimozhi who have a visitor almost on a daily basis.

The jail visitor's book reveals that the list of visitors in case of Kalmadi, in judicial custody since May four on charges of cheating, conspiracy and corruption in the award of Games-related contracts, include his wife, son and his advocate.

In contrast, DMK leaders have lined up in front of Gate No 3 on Jail Road that leads to Jail No 6 and Jail No 1 where Kanimozhi and Raja are lodged. The last was DMK leader and former Union minister T R Balu and five other party leaders including Alagiri who had turned up yesterday at Tihar premises.

Traffic police have been posted near the jail due to these frequent visits.