Amid a series of videos released by the BJP of imprisoned AAP minister Satyendar Jain’s ‘VIP treatment’ in prison, new footage from Tihar prison has emerged showing him interacting with the suspended prison inspector.
The alleged video of Jain meeting the prison inspector was shared on social media by some BJP leaders.
“Have this new video from the honest minister Jain. Presence of the jail superintendent in the prison minister’s court at 8pm,” Harish Khurana, head of media cell BJP in Delhi, tweeted, sharing the CCTV camera footage.
लो नया विडीओ ईमानदार मंत्री जैन का।जेल मंत्री के दरबार में रात रात बजे बजे जेल जेल की हाज़ि हाज़ि ike ।। pic.twitter.com/ZOEUqdyA5Z
— Harish Khurana (@Harish Khurana) November 26, 2022
This is because Jain remains in the middle of a controversy due to videos allegedly showing him getting massages and other special facilities while in prison.
This has sparked a war of words between AAP and BJP, with the Arvind-Kejriwal-led party calling it a “political witch hunt”.
Party leader Gopal Rai said, “For the past 10 days, since AAP launched its campaign, BJP has been trying to discredit Kejriwal. Our slogan is ‘kaam kia hai, kaam karenge’, theirs is ‘bath name kia hai, bad name karenge’. When Amit Shah was in jail, the CBI officially said he was given a special cell. The problem is not that Jain is treated, the problem is that people will give treatment to BJP on the 4th [MCD elections].”
Jain was arrested on May 30 under the provisions of the Money Laundering Prevention Act (PMLA). He was in de facto control of shell companies used for alleged money laundering, and co-defendants Ankush Jain and Vaibhav Jain were mere dummies.
The ED launched a money laundering investigation based on the CBI’s FIR filed against several suspects including Udai Shanker Awasthi, MD IFFCO, Pankaj Jain, promoter of Jyoti Trading Corporation and Rare Earth Group, Dubai, Amarendra Dhari Singh and others. They were charged by the CBI with masterminding criminal conspiracy, deceit and criminal misconduct.
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