Satyendar Jain Moves Court for Direction to Tihar Officials to Give Him Food as Per Religious Beliefs

Jailed AAP minister Satyendar Jain on Monday moved a plea earlier than a Delhi courtroom, looking for a course to Tihar officers to offer him meals objects as per his non secular beliefs, his lawyer stated.

The applying, which is prone to come up for listening to earlier than particular decide Vikas Dhull on Tuesday, additionally sought a course to the jail officers to right away conduct the minister’s medical check-up. It alleged that Jain was not being offered primary meals and medical services contained in the jail, advocate Mohd Irshad stated.

The applying alleged that from the day of Jain’s arrest on Could 31, he has not been capable of go to a Jain temple, and “being a strict Jain non secular observer, he has been on a non secular quick and never having cooked meals, pulses, grains and milk merchandise”. It claimed that he was “a strict adherent of Jainism”.

“For final nearly six months, he has been surviving solely on fruits, greens, seeds and dry fruits or dates. This he was buying from his personal quota of ration obtainable to all inmates. Within the meantime, he has suffered a serious fall in jail which led to a extreme backbone damage, for which he was handled by LNJP Hospital. He additionally has lung patches, which is a post-Covid symptom,” the applying claimed.

It added that for the final 12 days, the jail administration has stopped offering him primary meals objects as per his non secular beliefs.

“The jail administration has stopped offering applicant with fruits or greens, blended seeds, dry fruits and dates. Since applicant is on non secular quick for final six months – the dietary consumption of such primary meals merchandise are crucial for his sustenance, nourishment and survival. That because of the stated non secular quick – there’s a critical danger of protein and iron deficiency and therefore, was prescribed the stated weight loss program by docs or dieticians in jail and in hospital,” it added.

The applying additional added that stopping meals objects in the course of the non secular quick was “unlawful”, “arbitrary” and amounted to “harassment”.

“The applicant is being starved by the jail authorities and isn’t being given sustenance or diet to even maintain his well-being. The applicant is entitled to the stated primary meals merchandise in view of his non secular beliefs and quick,” the applying stated, including that the Delhi Jail Guidelines offers for non secular diets to be given as per the native or non secular customs corresponding to throughout Navratras and Ramzan.

The applying added that Jain was due for a medical check-up, together with MRI scans, on October 21 nevertheless it was not allowed to be finished by the jail authorities, “by citing one excuse or one other”.

“The applicant has the best to a dignified human life,” it stated.

Jain was arrested in a cash laundering case based mostly on a CBI FIR lodged in opposition to him in 2017 below the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The courtroom had on November 17 denied bail to Jain and two others within the case.

He’s accused of getting laundered cash via 4 corporations allegedly linked to him.

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