New video shows Satyendra Jain enjoying meal in Tihar jail

23 November, 2022 | Vaishali Sharma

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A second reported video of incarcerated Delhi minister Satyendar Jain eating an extravagant dinner inside Tihar has emerged.

A second reported video of incarcerated Delhi minister Satyendar Jain eating an extravagant dinner inside Tihar has emerged, only one day after video of the minister enjoying an oil massage inside his jail cell sparked outrage.

The most recent CCTV footage obtained from Tihar Prison sources shows Jain enjoying a lavish lunch while imprisoned. According to Tihar Jail sources, the Delhi minister gained 8 kg during his stay in jail, contrary to his lawyer’s assertions that he shed 28 kg.

The fresh video was released a day after Jain complained to the trial court on Tuesday that he was not receiving sufficient food or medical care in Tihar Jail.

He had also claimed that he lost 28 kg while being locked up in jail.

Sharing the video on his twitter handle BJP spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla said “One more video from media! After taking maalish from rapist & calling him PHYSIO therapist, Satyendra Jain can be seen enjoying sumptuous meal! Attendants serve him food as if he is in a resort on vacation!”

“Kejriwal ji ensured that hawalabaaz gets VVIP maza not saza!,” Poonawalla said

In an accompanying video on his Twitter account, Poonawalla said after,” He is being served outside food by two attendants as if he is in a resort or a restaurant and there is a variety of delicacies and dishes in front him, as if he is not there for the saza (punishment) of corruption, but maza (fun) of maalish (massage)and restaurant food.”

“Arvind Kejriwal must answer why the person who has been in jail for the last five months is being given this facility by keeping him in the minister post — to take ‘vasooli’ from Sukesh, maalish from a rapist and now food from outside jail,” Shehzad said.

In the latest purported footage from Tihar jail, Jain is seen having food including fruits and dry fruits.

On Tuesday, the minister’s counsel Senior Advocate Rahul Mehra had alleged that Enforcement Directorate was leaking sensitive information to the media despite the order of the Court and undertaking given in this court.

Rahul Mehra also denied ED allegations of getting privileged treatment in Tihar Jail. He asked, “What privilege are they talking about?”

“I have lost 28 kg in jail. Is this what a privileged person in jail gets? I’m not even getting proper food. What privilege are they talking about? No prison rules are violated if an undertrial is pressing his hand or feet,” Jain said.

However, speaking on behalf of the ED, attorney Zohaib Hossain refuted Satyendar Jain’s lawyer’s charges and stated that there has been no leak from the Enforcement Directorate.

The latest incident occurs only days after supposed videos of the minister receiving a massage inside his Tihar cell went viral on social media. The Aam Aadmi Party, on the other hand, claimed that Jain was undergoing physiotherapy.

According to sources, the guy who massaged Jain was not a physiotherapist, and he has also been identified as a rape suspect.

Official sources said on Tuesday that Satyendar Jain, the jailed Delhi Minister who was chastised for the viral CCTV footage inside Tihar, was being massaged by an accused in a rape case.

The Tihar Jail official sources claimed that the prisoner, identified as Rinku, was “not a physiotherapist” and has been charged under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012.

“The masseur providing massage to jailed Delhi min Satyendar Jain is a prisoner Rinku. He’s a prisoner in a rape case, charged u/s 6 of POCSO Act and 376, 506 & 509 of IPC. He’s not a physiotherapist,” the sources claimed.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday had claimed that the CCTV footage that went viral showing Jain being given a full-body massage was a “treatment for injury”.

“Only BJP can make cruel jokes by leaking CCTV footage of an injured person’s treatment… His (Satyendar Jain’s) spine was damaged, it’s on record,” Sisodia had said on Saturday.

However, the Deputy Chief Minister’s claim was refuted by the Indian Association of Physiotherapists.
The body also demanded an apology for “degrading physiotherapy”.

Calling out the Minister, the Indian Association of Physiotherapists tweeted on Saturday, “IAP strongly condemns the statement of the minister degrading physiotherapy by comparing it with massage given to another minister. Shows the level of education and knowledge they have about our noble profession.”

In a video, the president of the association condemned the minister while also demanding an apology from him.

“There is news going on on social media and we have received many complaints from our members. Many physiotherapists all across India that in jail, and one physiotherapy session was given to a patient. And as a professor of physiotherapy and as president of the Indian Association of Physiotherapists, we can say that the session going on was not physiotherapy. It is a way of degrading physiotherapy. We strongly condemn this act. We want that the Minister or whosoever should apologise for that,” he said.

“I request all physiotherapists in India to write down to the news channels that please don’t degrade physiotherapy. This is not physiotherapy. Let’s condemn this act and let’s move in a direction where we can correct things,” the president added.