Jailed Delhi minister Satyendar Jain will proceed to get “correct meals” conforming to his non secular beliefs, a metropolis courtroom mentioned at present. The courtroom mentioned this association will proceed until it decides on the matter.
Mr Jain had complained to the courtroom that he was not being given meals in line with his faith and the jail administration was imposing restrictions.
Mr Jain eats solely after going to the temple, however resulting from being in jail, he’s not in a position to go to the temple, so for the final 5 months he’s consuming solely fruit, his lawyer mentioned.
The Supreme Court docket has sought a reply from Delhi’s Tihar Jail and can hear the matter tomorrow at 2 pm.
Mr Jain had mentioned in his courtroom utility that he had been denied correct meals and drugs since his arrest on Could 31. For the final 12 days, the jail administration has stopped offering him fundamental meals conforming to his non secular beliefs, Mr Jain alleged.
“The applicant is being starved by the jail authorities and isn’t being given sustenance or vitamin to even maintain his well-being. The applicant is entitled to the mentioned fundamental meals merchandise in view of his non secular beliefs and quick,” his utility mentioned.
The minister’s quick barred cooked meals, pulses, grain and milk merchandise, his lawyer argued, asserting that Mr Jain was “a strict adherent of Jainism”.
Mr Jain was arrested in a cash laundering case and charged with corruption. He was denied bail final week.