Delhi health minister has been remanded in custody for 14 days in connection with a money laundering case
Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain has been remanded in custody for 14 days in connection with a money laundering case. The action was taken by the Delhi Rose Avenue Court. Jain’s lawyers argued in court that he had post-Covid health problems and was tortured in custody. Satyendra Jain, who was arrested on charges of money laundering, has been in the custody of the Enforcement Directorate for the past 14 days. Following his arrest, the ED raided the residences and offices of him and his wife Poonam Jain and relatives. According to the ED, 1.8 kg of unaccounted gold and documents worth Rs 2.85 crore were seized.
Arvind Kejriwal’s cabinet health minister Satyender Jain was arrested on May 30 in a smuggling case. The Enforcement Directorate has found that Satyendra Jain had embezzled Rs 4.81 crore through various paper companies and smuggled money to Kolkata through hawala transactions during his tenure as a central government official during 2015-16. According to ED, the minister bought land in Delhi with the money. The assets were confiscated by the ED in April. The Aam Aadmi Party and Arvind Kejriwal have accused the BJP of politically exploiting central agencies. The AAP alleges that it is possible to trap other ministers in this way.
The Aam Aadmi Party-BJP war is raging in Delhi over the arrest of a minister. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that Manish Sisodia may also be arrested in connection with the case.
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