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Jailed Delhi government minister Satyendar Jain has filed an application in the court seeking a direction to stop the media from playing any footage from inside his jail cell. The court has asked the jail authorities to file their reply by Thursday. On the other hand, till further orders, the court has directed Satyendar Jain to be given food under the same religious beliefs as before.
Senior advocate Rahul Mehra, appearing for Jain before Special Judge Vikas Dhull, said that despite the hearing of the matter on Tuesday, another footage was leaked on Wednesday morning. They have taken a particular day and particular time and shown that some big thing is going on in the jail, please test everything, we are not running away. He said that a video was being leaked everyday.
Is this a media trial? All my rights have been blown to the wind. He demanded the special judge to rein in the media and investigate how the video was being leaked. The court is also hearing Jain’s plea accusing the Tihar Jail authorities of not providing him basic food items as per his religious faith and denying him a medical examination.
According to the petition, Jain is surviving only on raw fruits, vegetables and dry fruits. The plea stresses on the fact that Jain is an undertrial prisoner and as such cannot be made to starve or renounce his religious beliefs and be denied basic medical treatment. Earlier the weight was 103 and now it is 75 kg. Referring to Jain’s weight loss due to non-supply of food items, Mehra said that earlier the weight was 103 and now it is 75.
The hearing in this regard will continue on Thursday after the jail authorities file a detailed reply. Accusing the Enforcement Directorate (ED) of leaking footage from inside Jain’s jail cell to the media, Mehra on Tuesday urged the court to ensure that he gets a fair trial. The court has agreed to continue the hearing on the contempt petition against the ED on November 28.