Delhi News: Jailed Delhi minister Satyendar Jain on Monday filed an application in a Delhi court to direct Tihar authorities to provide food items according to their religious beliefs. requested. Jain’s lawyer gave this information. There is a possibility of hearing on this application before Special Judge Vikas Dhal on Tuesday. In the application, a request has been made to direct the jail authorities to immediately conduct a medical examination of the minister. Jain’s lawyer Mohammad Irshad said that Jain was not being provided basic food and medical facilities inside the jail.
What was said in the application
It has been alleged in the application that since the day of his arrest on May 31, he has not been able to visit any Jain temple and ‘‘having deep faith in Jainism. Being a Hindu, he observes a religious fast and does not take cooked food, pulses, cereals and milk products.’’ The application claimed that he ‘‘follows Jainism strictly.’’ The application claimed, ‘‘For the last about six months, he is living only by eating fruits, vegetables, seeds and dry fruits or dates. He is purchasing this from his quota of ration available for all the prisoners. Meanwhile, he got injured in the jail, due to which there was a serious spinal injury, which was treated by Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Hospital. He also has problems with his lungs, which is a post-Covid symptom.’’
It has been said in the application that for the last 12 days, the jail administration has stopped providing basic food items to Jain as per his religious beliefs. The plea further states that withholding food items during religious fasting is ‘‘illegal’, ‘‘arbitrary’’ and ‘‘harassment’’ Is. The application states that Jain was scheduled to go for a medical check-up, including MRI scan, on October 21, but was not allowed to do so by the jail authorities citing some pretext or other reasons.
< p style ="text-align: justify;"> Jain was arrested in a money laundering case on the basis of a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) FIR lodged against him in 2017 under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The court had on November 17 denied bail to Jain and two others in the case.