Raja at home in Tihar Jail

"Unlike many other high-profile accused stationed in Tihar, Raja seems to have adapted to jail life easily in a short period. Initially, in the first week, he was not talkative or interacting with other inmates, but now he seems to have become friendly with the other inmates in his ward," a jail official said on condition of anonymity.

Most of his newfound friends are serving life sentences. "He seems to stick to the routine," the official added.

Jail sources said Raja, who was arrested by the CBI February 13 and was taken to the jail February 17, has never thrown any tantrum. Raja, a prominent Dalit face in the DMK, became the union communications minister in 2007.

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