The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had on Monday arrested Satyendar Jain in connection with a money laundering case.
New Delhi: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain was sent to the custody of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) till June 9 on Tuesday, a day after he was arrested by the agency in a money laundering case.
The CBI court on Tuesday granted the ED custody of Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain even as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called the arrest a “complete fraud” and said that Jain has been targetted for “political reasons” and that the Aam Aadmi Party neither tolerates nor indulges in corruption.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had on Monday arrested Jain in connection with a money laundering case. The agency has alleged Jain’s involvement in hawala transactions with a Kolkata-based firm in 2015-16.
The probe agency had registered a case in this regard in 2017 against the Delhi minister and his family accusing of their involvement in money laundering to the tune of Rs 1.62 crore. The agency has alleged that the minister and his family have formed four shell firms – companies with no real business – to launder Rs 11.78 crore in 2011-12 and Rs 4.63 crore in 2015-16.
Meanwhile, his arrest drew sharp reaction from his party leaders. Delhi Deputy Chief MinisterManish Sisodia, in a tweet, said, “A fake case is being run against Satyendra Jain for 8 years. Till now ED has been called many times. In between, ED stopped calling for many years as they did not get anything. Now started again because Satyendar Jain is the election in-charge of Himachal.”