ED seeks transfer of Satyendra Jain’s bail plea in money laundering case

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has requested that Delhi Minister Satyendra Jain’s bail plea in a money laundering case be transferred to another court.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader was arrested by the ED on May 30 under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and is currently in judicial custody.

The ED’s Additional Solicitor General, SV Raju, told the special court that an application to transfer Satyendra Jain’s bail plea to another court had been filed. Rouse Avenue Court is now considering the AAP leader’s bail procedures.

The matter has been scheduled for further hearing on September 20 by the special court.

Poonam Jain, wife of Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain, had already been granted bail in the money laundering case by the Rouse Avenue Court.

On June 6, the ED claimed to have confiscated Rs 2.85 crore in cash and 133 gold coins weighing 1.80 kg from Satyendra Jain’s assistants during a day-long raid throughout Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR). During these raids, the FBI also confiscated a number of incriminating documents and digital information.

On the basis of a FIR registered by the Central Bureau of Inquiry (CBI) on August 24, 2017, the ED launched a money-laundering investigation under Section 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

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