Last updated: November 25, 2022, 11:51 PM IST
A court in Delhi on Saturday will issue its order on an application filed by jailed AAP minister Satyendar Jain seeking a direction for Tihar prison officials to provide him with food according to his religious beliefs.
Special Judge Vikas Dhull, who was due to approve the order Friday, adjourned the case until November 26.
The application also requests a direction to the prison officials to immediately carry out the minister’s medical check.
It alleged that Jain was deprived of basic food and medical facilities in prison.
The filing alleged that as of the day of Jain’s arrest on May 31, he has been unable to visit a Jain temple, and “because he is a strict Jain religious observer, he has been religiously fasting and not eating cooked food, pulses, grains.” and dairy products”. It was claimed that he was “a strict follower of Jainism”.
The prison administration denied the allegation and told the court that it was wrong to expect the concerned authorities to give a prisoner special treatment, claiming that it provides nutritious and balanced nutrition to all prisoners without any discrimination based on caste, creed or religion.
Jain was arrested in a money laundering case based on a CBI FIR filed against him in 2017 under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The court had denied bail to Jain and two others in the case on November 17.
He is accused of laundering money through four companies associated with him.
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