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Special Court dismisses Satyendar Jain's petition on food items

Special Court dismisses Satyendar Jain's petition on food items

New Delhi,Nov.26(UNI) A Special court on Saturday dismissed the petition filed by Delhi's Health Minister Satyendar Jain, seeking a direction to Tihar Jail authorities to provide him food items as per his religious beliefs in Tihar jail.
Special Judge Vikas Dhull after hearing dismissed the petition finding no merit.
Counsel for Satyendar Kumar Jain has moved a petition in the court by submitting that the fruits, vegetables and nuts diet which Jain was getting, has been stopped by the jail authorities.
Since the Minister happens to be a Jain and is on a religious fast, therefore, as per Rule 339 and 341 read with 1124 of Delhi Prison Rules, 2018, he is entitled for the special diet during religious fasting and the same cannot be stopped.
It is alleged that Jain was not being provided the basic food and medical facilities inside the prison.
It is also alleged in the petition that from the day of Jain's arrest on May 31, he has not been able to visit a Jain temple, and being a strict Jain religious observer, he has been on a religious fast and not having cooked food, pulses, grains and milk products.
The Court said," Let Tihar Jail Administration file their reply as to what food was being given to Jain in the past six months, whether he was on religious fast during the course of previous 5-6 months and whether the diet, which was being given to him has been stopped during the past 10-12 days or not?
The court further said," Let medical report be also filed of Jain giving details, as per Rule 313 of Delhi Prison Rules, 2018, about his weight at present, MRI Scans due, if any. If yes, reasons for not getting the MRI Scans done, the ailment from which Jain is suffering and the treatment being given etc. by November 28, 2022.
Counsel for Tihar Jail submitted that dry fruits if prescribed by Medical officer for a certain period of time as a supplement may be permitted for a limited period of time. Our administration provide a balance and nutritious to all the prisoners without any discrimination on the basis of caste and sex. e
Jain is accused of having laundered money through four companies allegedly linked to him and was arrested by Enforcement Directorate in a Money Laundering case based on a CBI FIR lodged against him in 2017 under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
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