The purported CCTV footage shows the minister lying on his bed and reading some papers while a man sitting next to him is seen massaging his foot.
VIP treatment in Tihar jail
Video footage of former Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain getting a massage inside Tihar jail number 7 has surfaced, days after jail superintendent Ajit Kumar was suspended for allegedly circumventing rules to give special facilities to AAP leader.
The six-minute-long video clip, shared by news agency ANI, purportedly shows Jain getting a foot, back, and head massage on different days inside the Tihar jail. In one of the clips dated September 21, four people can be seen inside Jain’s cell as the Delhi minister gets a foot massage from a person.
— ANI (@ANI) November 19, 2022
The Aam Aadmi Party hasn’t responded to the video yet. AAP had earlier dismissed the allegations of Mr. Jain getting VIP treatment, calling them silly and baseless.
“VVIP treatment in jail! Can Kejriwal defend such a mantri? Should he not be sacked ? This shows true face of AAP!” BJP’s Shehzad Jai Hind said in a tweet, sharing one of these videos.
All rules thrown to the dustbin!
VVIP treatment in jail! Can Kejriwal defend such a Mantri? Should he not be sacked ?
This shows true face of AAP!
Vasooli & VVIP Massage inside Tihar Jail! Tihar is under AAP govt pic.twitter.com/psXFugf7t5
— Shehzad Jai Hind (@Shehzad_Ind) November 19, 2022
According to Tihar jail sources, the video is old. The jail authorities have already taken action against concerned officers and jail staff.
The Enforcement Directorate(ED) arrested Satyendar Jain in May this year under the prevention of money laundering act (PMLA). The central agency’s probe against Jain is based on a 2017 case of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), in which it was alleged that the AAP leader and his wife Poonam Jain had amassed disproportionate assets worth Rs 1.47 crore between February 2015 and May 2017, which was 217.20 percent more than their known sources of income.