Tihar: Jail for the rich and famous
Former aide of LK Advani, Sudheendra Kulkarni has now made it to Tihar, thanks to his involvement in the cash-for-votes scam. With that, Tihar jail, once infamous for holding inmates such as Charles Sobhraj and also hosting Opposition voices during the dark days of Emergency, is now the home to the bigwigs of our nation.
So much so that, 2010 and 2011 will live in infamy as the Years of Scams (Also see Republic of Scams). Thanks to the active judicial activism, VIPs, bureaucrats and corporate honchos are now making a beeline for what is probably the most populated prison in India. Apart from Kulkarni, Tihar is now host to Bollywood biggie KM Morani (who is also a family friend of Shahrukh Khan), Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh, DMK patriach M Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi, former CWG Chief Suresh Kalmadi, DMK MP A Raja, DB Realty MD Shahid Balwa, Unitech ex-MD Sanjay Chandra, Home Ministry spy Inder Singh, former Delhi top cop S S Rathi and of course the cronies surrounding Raja and Kalmadi.