The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has requested that Minister Satyendra Jain’s bail request in a money laundering case be transferred to another court.
The leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was arrested by the ED on May 30 under the provisions of the Money Laundering Prevention Act (PMLA) and is currently in judicial custody.
The ED’s Additional Solicitor General, SV Raju, told the special court that a request had been made to transfer Satyendra Jain’s bail request to another court. Rouse Avenue Court is now considering the AAP leader’s bail proceedings.
The case is scheduled for a further hearing on September 20 by the special court.
Poonam Jain, wife of Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain, had already been released on bail in the money laundering case by the Rouse Avenue Court.
On June 6, the ED claimed to have seized Rs 2.85 crore in cash and 133 gold coins weighing 1.80 kg from Satyendra Jain’s aides during a day-long raid on Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR). ). In these raids, the FBI also seized a number of incriminating documents and digital information.
Based on an FIR registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on August 24, 2017, the ED initiated a money laundering investigation under Article 13(2) of the Corruption Prevention Act.
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