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    Delhi excise case: Kejriwal not being allowed to meet family in person while in Tihar, claims AAP leader Sanjay Singh

    The Hawk
    April13/ 2024
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    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's right to in-person family visits in Tihar Jail restricted; AAP claims inhumane treatment. Senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh voices concerns over attempts to break Kejriwal's morale as family meetings are limited to conversations through a separating mesh.

    AAP Sanjay Singh

    New Delhi: Senior AAP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh on Saturday claimed that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was not being allowed in-person meetings with his family in Tihar jail.

    Addressing a press conference, Singh said, "There is an attempt to break the morale of CM Kejriwal.”

    “His family has not been allowed in-person meetings with him. They are only allowed to meet him through the jangla. This is inhuman. Even hardcore criminals are allowed in-person meetings," the AAP leader said.

    The 'mulakat jangla' is an iron mesh which separates the inmate from the visitor in a room inside the jail. A visitor and an inmate can talk to each other by sitting on different sides of the mesh.

    There was no immediate reaction from the Tihar administration.

    On Friday, the jail authorities scheduled Kejriwal’s meeting with his Punjab counterpart Bhagwant Mann for April 15, saying that he can meet the AAP convener, but as a normal visitor in the 'mulakat jangla'.

    The chief minister met his wife Sunita Kejriwal and personal secretary Bibhav Kumar inside Tihar Jail on Tuesday.