Earlier in January, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had ‘predicted’ arrest of his minister.
New Delhi: Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday arrested Delhi Health Minister Satyendar 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 up to 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.”
Sisodia, in another tweet, said, “BJP is losing badly in Himachal. That is why Satyendra Jain has been arrested today so that he cannot go to Himachal. They will be released in a few days as the case is completely fake.”
Earlier in January, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had ‘predicted’ arrest of his minister. Kejriwal, in a press conference, had said, “Modi govt is planning to arrest our Minister @SatyendarJain right before Punjab elections. We welcome them, they can send ED, CBI etc & arrest anyone they want, including me. We’re not afraid as we haven’t done anything wrong.”