Amid the controversy over the leaked video of jailed Delhi minister Satyendar Jain getting a full body massage in Tihar jail, former PRO of the jail said that it cannot be physiotherapy as the video clearly showed that co-inmates were giving him a massage. Sunil Gupta, former PRO of the Tihar jail told ANI that the video makes it clear that other prisoners of the prison were giving the minister a massage. “Massage is different from physiotherapy. Physiotherapy is given in physiotherapy wards in the hospital,” he said.
A CCTV video of Delhi minister Satyendar Jain getting a full body massage in Tihar Jail emerged on social media on Saturday morning – two days after demands to shift the minister from the prison were raised by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The purported CCTV footage dated September 13 shows the minister lying on his bed and reading some papers while a man sitting next to him is seen massaging his foot.In another video, shared by BJP national spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla on his official Twitter handle, a man is massaging the Delhi minister’s legs and back before proceeding to give him a full head massage.
Earlier in the day, Jain’s legal team moved to a Special court with an application seeking contempt action against Enforcement Directorate.
Jain’s legal team alleged that ED has leaked the CCTV video despite the undertaking given in the court. Special Judge Vikas Dhull issued a notice to the ED and fixed the matter for November 21, 2022, for hearing.”Special court issues contempt of court notice to ED on Satyendar Jain’s application for leaking Tihar CCTV footage to BJP & others. The court will hear on Monday how did BJP get the confidential footage and why it was circulated ?” Satyendar Jain’s lawyer Mohd Irshad tweeted.
The videos surfaced on social media on Saturday, around 10 days after the ED accused Delhi minister Jain, who was arrested in a money laundering case, of getting special treatment inside the Tihar jail. “Unknown persons gave massages and foot massages to Mr Jain, even beyond curfew hours. He was given special food,” the ED had said in the court. Soon after this, the Superintendent of Delhi’s Tihar jail, Ajit Kumar, was also suspended for the alleged VIP treatment of jailed Delhi minister.
The minister, Jain, was arrested and has been in jail since June in connection with a money laundering case, and a Delhi court also denied his bail application on Thursday. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Khushbu Sundar slammed Jain after videos of him getting a full body massage surfaced on social media on Saturday.
“The AAP leader (Satyendar Jain) is getting a ‘seven-star’ treatment despite being held for a crime. Someone is getting entry into the Tihar Jail and is giving him a full body massage. Just think how many facilities he’s been provided with,” said Sundar, while speaking to ANI.