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Jailed Delhi minister Satyendar Jain gets relief from Delhi court over ‘proper’ jail food request

New Delhi: Today, A city court said Jailed Delhi minister Satyendar Jain will continue to get "proper food" according to his religious beliefs. In its order, the court directed the Tihar Jail administration to provide food to Jain, which is available to an undertrial prisoner when he is on a religious fast.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Today, A city court said Jailed Delhi minister Satyendar Jain will continue to get “proper food” according to his religious beliefs. In its order, the court directed the Tihar Jail administration to provide food to Jain, which is available to an undertrial prisoner when he is on a religious fast.

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The court said this arrangement will continue till it decides on the matter. Mr Jain had complained to the court that he was not being given food according to his religion and the jail administration was imposing restrictions.

Mr Jain eats only after going to the temple, but due to being in jail, he is not able to go to the temple, so for the last five months he is eating only fruit, his lawyer said. “The applicant is being starved by the jail authorities and is not being given sustenance or nutrition to even sustain his well-being. The applicant is entitled to the said basic food item in view of his religious beliefs and fast,” his application said.

On Wednesday, the saffron party questioned a new footage of him reportedly being served food from outside. he viral video shows the minister seen in the cell being served food by a person from outside. This comes a day after his lawyer claimed that Jain lost 28 kgs after not being provided basic food in the jail. The minister’s fast barred cooked food, pulses, grain and milk products, his lawyer argued, asserting that Mr Jain was “a strict adherent of Jainism”.

Mr Jain was arrested in a money laundering case and charged with corruption. He was denied bail last week.

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