Emotions overflow as Karunanidhi meets jailed daughter

Emotions overflow as Karunanidhi meets jailed daughter

The 88-year-old former Tamil Nadu chief minister met her at around 4.30 p.m. after getting special permission. "Kalaignar met his daughter Kanimozhi inside the superintendent's room of jail number six and spent over 20 minutes with her alone, chatting. His wife Rajathi Ammal and son M.K Alagiri joined them later," source in Tihar said.

The family members were with Kanimozhi for nearly 30 minutes and they chatted in Tamil. Karunanidhi also brought his daughter some special "murukku" (a south Indian rice snack).

Kanimozhi has been in the jail since May 20 as a co-accused in the 2G spectrum allocation case. Her father had come to meet her first time May 23. DMK sources said Kanimozhi asked her mother to take care of her son Adhityan, who was expected to come, but did not turn up.

"The meeting was a family affair. No jail authorities accompanied them," a Tihar official said. After some time, the DMK chief also met A. Raja, former communications minister, and Sharad Kumar, Kalaignar TV managing director, who are accused in the same case.

The supreme court had Monday rejected the bail pleas of Kanimozhi and Sharad Kumar.

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