Satyendar Jain received massage in Tihar prison, CCTV footage shows

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CCTV footage of Delhi minister Satyendar Jain, who is being held in Tihar prison in a money laundering case, emerged on Saturday showing the AAP chief receiving a massage.

In the footage, shared by ANI, Jain (58), who is in police custody for money laundering, can be seen reading documents and a man in a white T-shirt massaging his legs.

The Delhi Prisons Department falls under the municipal government led by the AAP. Earlier this week, a Tihar prison superintendent was suspended for his alleged involvement in the special treatment of Jain in the prison.

Earlier, the Directorate of Law Enforcement (ED) told a special PMLA tribunal that Jain was given luxurious facilities at Tihar prison.

Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena ordered an investigation into the case, after which Tihar Jail Superintendent Ajit Kumar, a DANICS official, was suspended.

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“He has been found prima facie guilty of committing irregularities which warrant an investigation,” reads a recent LG order.

So far, no official has commented on the matter in connection with the video.

Jain was arrested on May 30 under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

He was accused of de facto controlling shell companies used for alleged money laundering, and co-defendants Ankush Jain and Vaibhav Jain were just models.

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The ED initiated a money laundering investigation based on the CBI FIR filed against various suspects including Udai Shanker Awasthi, MD IFFCO, Pankaj Jain, promoter of Jyoti Trading Corporation and Rare Earth Group, Dubai, Amarendra Dhari Singh and others.

Earlier this month, Chief Executive (Prisons) Sandeep Goel was transferred from Tihar prison, days after incarcerated con man Sukesh Chandrashekhar alleged extortion of Rs 10 crore for protection in prison by Goel and Jain.

The AAP had dismissed the allegations as “absurd and baseless”.

The ED had arrested Jain and two others on May 30 in the money laundering case based on a CBI FIR in 2017 under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The AAP minister is accused of laundering money through four companies allegedly linked to him.

(With contributions from the agency)

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