Friday, April 19, 2024

Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain sent to ED custody till 9 June  

Satyendar Jain, the Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) minister  has been sent to Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody by a Delhi court till June 9 ,in a money laundering case against him.

The order for the same was passed by the special CBI Court Judge Geetanjli Goel after the ED sought for the custody of Jain for 14 days.

Satyendar Jain has been accused of corruption and is currently facing a probe in a case registered that was registered by the CBI. The minister was arrested by ED in a related money laundering case.

Satyendar Jain is a senior leader of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) who held the portfolio of health, home, power, public works department, industries, urban development and flood, irrigation and water portfolios in the Delhi government

On behalf of ED , the matter was presented by the Solicitor General Tushar who contended that there is a sequential layer of money deals involved in the matter.

“We don’t know if he was laundering somebody else’s money. Who are other potential beneficiaries of this money laundering,” Mehta asked. A 14-day custody is what is needed to find out the finer details from him.

This is not a one time offence. This is of a recurring nature which may still be going on. He may be able to throw light during custodial interrogation,” the SG submitted.

The Health minister’s was represented by Senior Counsel N Hariharan, who  said to prove the minister wrong why has ED not furnished any evidence or source of income even in the CBI case.

“No evidence to show that money from me went (hawala). His house been searched on two occasions. His bank accounts also seized. The entire material is with them.

The CM of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal said that Satyender Jain is innocent and we  have faith in our judiciary,” Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also tweeted that Jain’s arrest had political undertones, as he was the in-charge of the party for the upcoming elections in Himachal Pradesh.


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