Rahul Trivedi All materialsAam Aadmi Party (AAP) politician Satyendar Jain has been facing criticism after videos of him receiving a foot and head massage went viral last week. What’s more, it turned out that his “masseur” was not a physiotherapist, as previously claimed, but the accused in a child rape case.Incumbent Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who has been in jail since May on money laundering charges, is once again the center of attention after footage of him enjoying a lavish meal at prison surfaced on Wednesday.
The video emerged a day after Jain told a trial court in Delhi that he'd lost 28 kg while incarcerated, and that he was denied food and medical check-ups.
However, media reports quoting sources from Tihar Jail said that he’d actually gained 8 kg while in prison.
Jain also told the court that he has been defamed every minute by the Enforcement Agency (ED), which, he said, would prejudice his trial.
“I am defamed every single minute by their act," the politician complained, adding that “even Ajmal Kasab got a free and fair trial” (Kasab was the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attack convict).
Sharing the latest footage, BJP national spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla said that “Delhi State Chief Arvind Kejriwal has ensured that Jain gets VIP treatment and not punishment.”
BJP’s youth wing national secretary Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga tweeted in Hindi: “I got to know that food for Satyendar Jain in jail comes from Hotel Radisson and Taj but his lawyer is saying that he has lost 28 kg.”Jain has been serving a prison sentence since May 30, after India’s economic intelligence and law enforcement agency arrested him in a case related to money laundering filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation against the politician and his family members back in August 2017.