In a money laundering case, the Supreme Court on Friday granted interim bail to Satyendar Jain, a former minister of health in Delhi and current leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), for a period of six weeks. Since his arrest in May of last year on suspicion of money laundering, Satyendar Jain has been detained in Tihar.
The Supreme Court ruled that Satyendar Jain cannot leave Delhi unaccompanied and is not permitted to speak to the media. The Supreme Court demanded that Satyendar Jain, who was imprisoned, provide medical records before allowing him to receive treatment at the hospital of his choosing.
On Thursday, Jain was taken into the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital in Delhi after he collapsed in a toilet at Tihar Jail. His health began to decline, and he was eventually sent to the ICU.
According to the AAP, due to breathing issues, former Delhi minister Jain was initially admitted to the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Hospital and then transferred to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital. The former minister was brought to the hospital for the second time in a week.
Satyendar Jain has lost almost 35 kilogrammes of weight while being held, according to his attorney.