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Jailed Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain Did not Ship Any Fasting Request: Tihar

Satyendar Jain was arrested in a cash laundering case primarily based on a CBI FIR

New Delhi:

The Tihar Jail administration, in its response to Satyendar Jain’s plea for meals in line with his non secular beliefs, acknowledged that as per the jail document, there was no request with the workplace of the Superintendent, Central Jail the place the jailed minister had knowledgeable about observing quick in accordance together with his non secular beliefs.

“Due to this fact, the query of permitting/allowing him to such a quick by the jail administration doesn’t come up,” the Taihar administration acknowledged in its response.

Abhijeet Shankar, the lawyer for Tihar administration, made it clear that dry fruits usually are not permitted to a prisoner and, therefore, couldn’t be taken as a substitute for an everyday meal, behind bars.

“Nevertheless, if dry fruits are prescribed by the medical officer for a sure time period as a complement, then, in such circumstances, the identical could also be permitted for such prisoners for a restricted time period,” Shankar submitted in courtroom.

The Tihar administration additionally acknowledged that Jail, an undertrial prisoner, had opted for his personal eating regimen, as an alternative of the common jail meal which isn’t solely balanced and geared up with all dietary values ​​but in addition palatable. “The jail meal/eating regimen is uniformly supplied to all jail inmates besides in instances the place a medical eating regimen is ordered or prescribed by the medical officer,” it added.

It added that as per Delhi Jail Guidelines, there’s a jail canteen for each jail, with provision for catering drinks and eatables, together with fruits, greens for salad, gadgets of primary want and stationery gadgets, amongst others. It stated all provisions are made obtainable for prisoners in accordance with the sanction of IG (Prisons) on occasion.

Any prisoner might buy gadgets value Rs 7,000 per thirty days from the jail canteen, apart from these barred from doing in order a punishment.

“It’s obvious from the jail document that the UTP Satyendar Jain is recurrently shopping for greens/salads/fruits/namkeen/biscuits/mineral water/bread pakora water/chocolate/wafers/peanut butter/tea baggage/milk and so on. for his personal consumption since his admission to the jail,” the Tihar administration acknowledged.

After listening to arguments on each side, the particular courtroom on Thursday reserved its judgment on the order on Jain’s plea looking for a route to meals being served as per his non secular beliefs throughout his judicial custody.

Particular Decide Vikas Dhull on Thursday reserved his judgment within the matter and scheduled the following listening to for Friday.

“Our administration provides a balanced and nutritious eating regimen uniformly to all of the prisoners lodged in Delhi Prisons no matter any discrimination on the idea of caste, creed, intercourse and so on. That the conjoint studying of the rule of the place of Delhi Jail Guidelines, 2018 nowhere determines that the quick maintaining/observing by a prisoner might go for an indefinite interval.As per common beliefs, there’s a explicit span of time/days for which an individual often retains a quick like within the Navratras or the Ramzan month.Additional, the principles present non secular quick and never a quick undertaken by a person as per his personal selection or liking,” the Tihar administration submitted in its response to Jain’s plea.

Showing for Jain, senior advocate Rahul Mehra submitted, “Beneath which provision are they saying {that a} prisoner cannot go on an indefinite quick. We’re in a rustic the place everyone seems to be free to profess his or her personal faith. Nobody can cease me from professing my faith. My shopper shouldn’t be even getting primary meals in jail. Have his human rights been taken away, too?”

On the raging political controversy over a leaked videotape from inside Jain’s cell at Tihar, purportedly exhibiting him getting a physique therapeutic massage, Mehra stated, “Somebody was simply urgent my shopper’s hand as he had a fall inside jail.”

On his shopper’s plea to be served meals as per his non secular beliefs, his lawyer stated, “He’s a Jain and all his life, he has eaten solely after visiting a temple. That is the explanation why my shopper isn’t any quick. Nobody can cease my shopper from professing his faith.”

Jain’s counsel additional sought route to restrain the media from airing or broadcasting ‘any clip of CCTV associated to Satyender Jain’. He stated we’re shifting excessive courtroom.

Mehra additionally denied ED’s allegation that Jain was getting privileged remedy in Tihar Jail. He stated, “What privilege are they speaking about? My shopper has misplaced 28kgs in jail. He’s not even getting correct meals. What privilege are they speaking about? Ne no jail guidelines are violated if an undertrial is getting his hand or ft pressed .”

“Even Ajmal Kasab (11/26 accused) obtained a free and honest trial. My shopper is definitely not worse than that. All my shopper seeks is a good and free trial. Please take a look at the form of media studies which can be being run towards my shopper,” Mehra submitted in courtroom.

The courtroom was additionally knowledgeable that a number of companies have been investigating how the Jail’s protocols have been allegedly compromised to profit Jain. The footage circulating within the media have been additionally shared with the minister’s counsel.

On Saturday, Jain moved the particular courtroom with an utility looking for contempt motion towards the ED, claiming that it leaked the CCTV footage regardless of an endeavor in courtroom not to take action.

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