A plea by Satyendra Jain was dismissed by the Delhi High Court on Wednesday that sought suspension of the Delhi minister from the cabinet after he was arrested in connection with a money laundering case by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
On the plea filed by the Anand Kishore Garg a BJP MLA an order was pronounced by a bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad.
A detailed copy of the order is awaited.
Earlier the petitioner had been arrested in the money laundering case over his alleged involvement in hawala transactions in 2015-2016 with a Kolkata-based firm .
As a public servant, this is repugnant and inconsistent to the rule of law as he is a public servant having a constitutional oath to uphold the rule of law in the interest of the public.
As per the plea this is contrary to the provision of law applicable to the public servant who is suspended immediately if in custody more than 48 hours as per Rule 10 of the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader was arrested on May 30 under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and was first sent to police custody and thereafter, to judicial custody.