Satyendar Jain Gets Massage In Tihar; Videos Go Viral

| Updated: 19 November, 2022 11:44 am IST

Several video clips showing jailed Aam Aadmi Party leader Satyendar Jain getting body massage in Delhi’s Tihar jail have gone viral.  The videos surfaced days after Enforcement Directorate told the court that Jain is getting VIP treatment in jail.

Responding to the leaked videos, Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) leader Amit Malviya tweeted, “Despite being in jail for last five months, Satyendra Jain continues to be a minister in Arvind Kejriwal’s cabinet. He has been provided a masseur, TV, bed, bottled water and all facilities, in gross violation of jail rules. Why would Kejriwal not sack him? What is he scared of?”

AAP sources clarified that Satyendra Jain’s was being given acupressure therapy for his health condition and he had got permission from the court for the same.

Congress leader Alka Lamba also reacted to the controversy. “AAP came on the promise of giving corruption-free governance. But a minister of the same party today was found enjoying five-star facilities inside the jail,” she said in a video message.

Earlier, AAP leader Satyendar Jain had been denied bail by a Delhi court on Thursday in a money laundering case, saying he was “prima facie” involved in concealing the “proceeds of crime”.

Meanwhile, a Tihar jail superintendent had been suspended for alleged involvement in providing special treatment to AAP minister Satyendar Jain who has been lodged in prison in a money laundering case.

On July 30 this year, the court had taken cognizance of the ED charge sheet against Jain, his wife and eight others, including four firms in connection with the hawala transactions.

Along with minister Jain, his wife Poonam, Vaibhav Jain, Ankush Jain, Ajit Prasad Jain and Sunil Jain including four private firms are named as accused under the money laundering act.

It had filed a prosecution complaint (charge sheet) naming the Delhi minister and others.


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