New Delhi: Delhi health minister and Senior APP leader Satyendar Jain has been sent to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody till 9 June in an alleged money laundering case on Tuesday.
Senior APP leader Satyendar Jain was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday in connection to the case. The Delhi minister was arrested under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) after around four hours of questioning on Monday, during which he reportedly gave evasive replies on the money trail.
Earlier today, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said the ED case against his cabinet colleague is a fraud one (farzi), adding that his government “is honest and does not tolerate corruption” and has blamed the Centre-ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of deliberately targeting him due to his involvement in the AAP’s political campaign in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh. “We have faith in judiciary. This farzi (fake) case won’t last. We are following the path of truth,” Kejriwal told reporters.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, “A fake case is being run against Satyendra Jain for 8 years. Till now ED has called him many times. In between, ED stopped calling for many years as they did not get anything. Now, they have started again because Satyendra Jain is the (party’s) election in-charge of Himachal Pradesh where the BJP is losing badly. This is why Satyendra Jain has been arrested today so that he cannot go to Himachal Pradesh. He will be released in a few days as the case is completely fake.”