Jailed Indian politician filmed receiving massage from inmate in his cell

A video of an imprisoned Indian politician getting a massage from another prison inmate has sparked a row over the treatment of VIP prisoners even as reports emerged that the masseur in the video is a rape accused.Satyendar Jain, a local legislator in Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Delhi government, has been lodged in Delhi’s Tihar jail over charges of money laundering.But in recent days, the minister attracted severe criticism after a video of him getting a massage in his jail cell was released by prime minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party.While the AAP insisted these were “physiotherapy sessions”, the claims have become mired in further controversy after media reports identified the person giving the massage as Rinku, a prisoner booked for raping his own daughter.The accused was arrested last year after his daughter accused him of assaulting her, reported NDTV.The CCTV videos, dated 13, 14 and 21 September are now the subject of a fierce political row between the two parties in the run-up to the Delhi civic elections scheduled for next month, with the BJP hitting out at their political rival by calling it a “spa and massage party”.“[Chief minister Arvind] Kejriwal was supposed to safeguard his citizens; rather he is safeguarding his ministers,” said BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia.Tihar Jail