Former Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tripped in the bathroom of the hospital at Tihar jail No. 7 around 6 a.m. on Thursday, where he was under observation for general weakness.
New Delhi: A minor mishap in the washroom of Tihar Jail landed the imprisoned AAP leader and former Delhi Health Minister, Satyendar Jain in the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, news agency IANS quoted an official as saying. The official said that the undertrial prisoner tripped in the bathroom of the hospital at central jail No. 7 around 6 a.m. on Thursday, where he was under observation for general weakness. “Then he was checked by the doctors. Vitals were normal. “He was further taken to the DDU Hospital as he felt pain in back, left leg and shoulder,” IANS quoted prison officials as saying further.
On Monday, the former AAP minister Jain was taken to Safdarjung Hospital after he complained of health issues. AAP has claimed that Jain suffers from acute lumbar pain, causing vertigo and chronic lower back pain due to a slipped disc. The pain radiates throughout his lower limbs, leaving him with a constant tingling sensation and decreased mobility, the party said.
A recent MRI conducted on May 3 demonstrates degeneration in all intervertebral discs of Satyendar Jain leading the doctors to advise urgent spinal/vertebral surgery and proper post-operative care, read the AAP statement. However, the AAP said, Jain has been placed as No 416 on a waiting list by Jail authorities and is expected to be able to undergo the surgery only after a further five months.
Earlier this month, on May 15, Jain had moved a plea in the Supreme Court, seeking bail in the alleged money laundering case against him. He has challenged the Delhi High Court’s order dismissing his bail plea in the alleged case. Jain was arrested on May 30, 2022, under sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) by Enforcement Directorate and is presently in Judicial Custody in the case.
The ED case is based on a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) complaint registered on the allegation that Satyender Jain had acquired movable properties in the name of various persons from February 14, 2015, to May 31, 2017, which he could not satisfactorily account for.