Darshan files plea in Karnataka High Court to permit home-cooked food, cutlery, mattress and clothes for him in prison

The Kannada actor, accused in a murder case, claims to have been suffering from food poisoning and lost weight

Updated - July 11, 2024 12:40 pm IST

Published - July 09, 2024 07:43 pm IST - Bengaluru

 Kannada film actor Darshan

 Kannada film actor Darshan | Photo Credit:

Claiming that Kannada film actor Darshan is suffering from diarrhoea as he is unable to digest the food provided in the prison, he filed a petition in the High Court of Karnataka on Tuesday seeking directions to the prison authorities to permit him to have access to privately sourced/home food, cutlery, clothing, bedding, and books to be supplied by his family members.

The actor, in his petition submitted to the court through his advocate, has pointed out that doctors in the prison had diagnosed his health problem as food poisoning due to which he lost several kilos of weight as he was unable to eat the food being provided in the prison. The petition is yet to be listed for hearing.

Prison authorities refuse

It has been claimed that the prison authorities have refused his plea to access the food from his family members on the reason that they cannot allow food from outside in the absence of an order from a court even though Section 30 of the Karnataka Prisons Act, 1963, allows undertrial prisoners to receive these materials from their own private sources.

The actor is lodged in the prison after his arrest last month in connection with his alleged role in the abduction, torture and murder of his fan Renukaswamy of Chitradurga.

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