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Satyendar Jain Withdraws Contempt Plea Against ED Over Alleged Leakage of Tihar CCTV Videos

Delhi detained minister Satyendar Jain on Monday withdrew his plea in a Delhi court to claim contempt against the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for allegedly leaking CCTV footage of him in Tihar jail to the media.

Jain’s counsel withdrew Rouse Avenue Court’s plea in relation to the issue of leaked CCTV footage from his prison cell showing the minister allegedly receiving a massage, receiving visitors and being served food from the outside.

The plea was filed by the AAP leader against the ED, who claimed that the central investigation agency leaked the footage despite the commitment made in court.

Jain had called in a special court earlier in November to contain any CCTV footage or details from Tihar prison. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) in October had captured footage of a Tihar prison cell, where Jain was being held, claiming that the evidence is that the minister influenced key witnesses who were taken to his cell by prison officers.

The videos were leaked and shared by various media outlets earlier this month and served as fodder for the BJP to launch another attack on the opposition party.

The AAP in turn called it a “political witch hunt”.

Jain was arrested on May 30 on charges of money laundering under the provisions of the Money Laundering Prevention Act (PMLA).

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