Delhi Court dismisses AAP Minister Satyendar Jain's bail plea in money laundering case

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A Special CBI Court today dismissed the bail application moved by Aam Aadmi Party Minister Satyendra Jain in a money laundering case registered against him.

Jain was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the case on May 31st this year. In April, ED had attached assets worth Rs 4.81 crore linked to Jain and his family.

ED had initiated an investigation based on an FIR registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against Jain and others under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act.

It is alleged that when Jain was a public servant, companies owned and controlled by him received up to Rs 4.81 crore from shell companies through the Hawala network.

Responding to the arrest, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had said that a fake case was filed against Jain and he was summoned many times but the ED stopped calling him for many years, as it did not have anything against him.

Sisodia had further alleged that the case against Jain was being investigated again as he was in-charge of the upcoming elections in Himachal Pradesh.

Recently, a PIL was also filed before the Supreme Court seeking a direction to Delhi Government to sack the Cabinet Minister. The plea filed by Advocate Ashwini Upadhyay further sought a direction to Maharashtra Government to sack its Cabinet Minister Nawab Malik.