Jailed Delhi minister Satyendar Jain needs to eat in response to non secular beliefs

Satyendar Jain was arrested in a cash laundering case on the idea of a CBI FIR

New Delhi:

Jailed AAP minister Satyendar Jain on Monday filed a petition in a Delhi courtroom in search of a path to the Tihar authorities to supply him meals gadgets in response to his non secular beliefs.

The applying, which is prone to come up for listening to earlier than Particular Choose Vikas Dhull on Tuesday, additionally sought a path to the jail authorities to instantly conduct a medical examination of the minister. Advocate Mohd Irshad stated it was alleged that Jain was not being supplied primary meals and medical services contained in the jail.

The applying alleged that because the day of Jain’s arrest on Might 31, he has not been capable of go to a Jain temple, and “being a strict Jain non secular observer, he’s on a non secular quick and has consumed meals, pulses, Cereals are usually not made. and milk merchandise”. It claimed that he was “a strict follower of Jainism”.

“For the previous practically six months, he has been surviving solely on fruits, greens, seeds and dry fruits or dates. This he was procuring from his quota of rations obtainable to all prisoners. In the meantime, he suffered a significant Is.” jail, which led to a extreme spinal harm, for which he was handled by LNJP Hospital. He additionally has patches of lungs, which is a post-Covid symptom,” the appliance claimed.

It states that for the final 12 days the jail administration has stopped offering them primary meals gadgets as per their non secular beliefs.

“The Jail Administration has stopped offering fruits or greens, combined seeds, dry fruits and dates to the applicant. Because the applicant has been on a non secular quick for the final six months – dietary consumption of such primary meals gadgets is important for his sustenance, vitamin and survival. needed for.” Because of the stated non secular fasting – there’s a severe danger of protein and iron deficiency and due to this fact, the stated food regimen was prescribed by medical doctors or dieticians within the jail and hospital.”

The applying additional states that withholding of meals gadgets throughout non secular fasting quantities to ‘unlawful’, ‘arbitrary’ and ‘oppression’.

The applying states, “The applicant is being saved hungry by the jail authorities and isn’t being supplied sustenance and even vitamin for his well-being. The applicant is entitled to the stated primary meals gadgets in view of his non secular beliefs and fasting ” Stating that the Delhi Jail Guidelines make provision for non secular meals to be served throughout native or non secular customs akin to Navratras and Ramzan.

The applying states that Jain was to bear a medical checkup together with MRI scan on October 21, however the jail authorities didn’t permit the identical to be finished “on one pretext or the opposite”.

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

Jain was arrested in a cash laundering case on the idea of a CBI FIR registered in 2017 beneath 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 cash laundering by means of 4 corporations allegedly linked to him.

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