New Delhi: Far away from the luxuries she is accustomed to DMK MP Kanimozhi spent her night in Ward 8, the women’s ward of jail number six at Tihar.

Like other Tihar inmates, she was lodged in a 10 feet by 15 feet jail with a rolled up blanket as a pillow. She was given a spartan breakfast of bread and tea and some Tamil newspapers to read.

Arrested after being denied bail by the special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in the 2G spectrum scam, DMK chief Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi was brought to Tihar around 4.30 pm on Friday.

According to jail sources, a blanket was allowed to be used as cushion for the night and Kanimozhi, 43, went to sleep around 11 p.m.

“She slept around 11 in the night, got up around 5-5.30 a.m., took a bath and had her breakfast from the jail canteen,” a Tihar jail official said.

“Her breakfast was simple - bread slices with butter and tea. She read some Tamil newspapers before starting for the court at 9 am,” the official added.

Her next door companions in Tihar include Madhuri Gupta, the junior Indian diplomatic official who was arrested here on charges of spying for Pakistan's intelligence agency, and alleged spy Sonu Punjaban.

“Kanimozhi has been kept in the 'first time offenders ward',” the official added.

He said her cell has a TV set and a small curtained toilet. She complained about mosquitoes and asked for a mosquito repellent.

“She also chatted with some other inmates, specially the Tamil inmates in the women's ward last evening,” the official added.

The official said she won’t be allowed to interact with others accused in the 2G spectrum scam.

(Agencies)