- A new CCTV footage has surfaced showing jailed AAP minister Satyendar Jain having proper food
- Satyendar Jain is facing the heat over taking massage inside jail cell
- AAP had defended its minister saying he was receiving physiotherapy sessions
Satyendar Jain viral video: The jailed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) minister Satyendar Jain is seen having proper food inside his cell, shows another CCTV footage from the Tihar jail. Tihar Jail sources said that Satyendar Jain has gained 8 kgs of weight while being in jail, contrary to his lawyer's claims of him having lost 28 kgs.
The jailed AAP minister is facing the heat over getting a massage inside the jail from a person who's a rape accused.
Earlier, a video had surfaced showing Satyendar Jain getting a massage inside the prison. AAP had put out a defence then saying that the ailing minister was getting physiotherapy sessions.
However, on Tuesday, reports surfaced that the man who was seen giving a massage to the Delhi minister was a rape accused.
Meanwhile, Enforcement Directorate told a Delhi court that the agency had no role in the leak of purported CCTV footage showing Satyendar Jain getting special treatment inside the prison cell.
The ED made the submission before Special Judge Vikas Dhull while opposing Jain's plea seeking contempt proceedings against the agency for allegedly leaking the videos to the media.
During the hearing, the counsel for Jain submitted before the court that the copy of the ED's reply to the application was already leaked to the media earlier this morning, even before the hearing could take place in the court and its copies could be given to the judge as well as the defence.
"Give me a fair trial. Even Ajmal Kasab was given that. I am surely not worse than that. Every minute I am suffering because of their (ED's) actions,” the defence counsel told the court.
The agency told the court that there was “not a single leak from the ED”, while it sought adjournment of the matter, citing unavailability of Additional Solicitor General (ASG) S V Raju.
"We will see that guilty is brought to justice. The pen drives that had the copies of the alleged video were only with the defence, the jail superintendent and the court staff. There is not a single leak from the ED,” the agency told the court.
During the hearing, Jain's counsel opposed the ED's demand for adjournment, saying he was “defamed every single minute by their act.”
"All points of their reply are in the media. My contempt is pending and they have the audacity to give it to the media,” senior advocate Rahul Mehra told the court on behalf of Jain.
(With inputs from PTI)