New Delhi: The special CBI court on Tuesday reserved its order on the bail plea of Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain. The Health Minister is in the custody of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) since May 31. It is possible that the decision on his bail plea will come on Saturday.
The court, after hearing the arguments of ED and defense counsel in the alleged money laundering case, reserved the verdict on Jain’s bail plea. A decision on this is likely to come on Saturday. On Monday, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody of Satyendar Jain was extended by two weeks.
On May 31, a day after Jain was arrested in the money laundering case, CBI Special Court Judge Geetanjali Goel remanded him to the agency’s custody till June 9, which was later extended by five days. On June 9, just after the court hearing, he was taken to a nearby hospital after complaining of uneasiness while leaving Rouse Avenue Court.
Feeling uneasy outside the court, the minister was taken to the ED headquarters and then taken to the hospital. The CBI has accused Jain, his wife and others of being involved in an offense under the Prevention of Corruption Act. On March 31, the ED had temporarily attached immovable properties worth Rs 4.81 crore belonging to companies owned and controlled by Jain.
The ED, on June 6, had recently raided several places of Jain, his wife and their associates who had assisted him either directly or indirectly and were also involved in money laundering processes. Cash worth Rs 2.85 crore and 133 gold coins weighing 1.80 kg have been recovered during the raids.