NEW DELHI: A Delhi Court on Thursday denied bail to Aam Aadmi Party leader Satyendar Jain in a money laundering case. The court had reserved the order on November 11. Besides Special Judge Vikas Dhull of Rouse Avenue Courts also denied bail to co-accused Ankush Jain and Vaibhav Jain.
A day earlier, Vikas Dhull had deferred passing the order, noting that even though Jain’s order was ready, the orders for the other two accused were yet to be finalised.
Satayender Jain was arrested on May 30th under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and is currently lodged in the Tihar Jail. The probe agency had initiated the money-laundering investigation in the case on the basis of a First Information Report or FIR registered by the CBI on August 24, 2017.
In September, ED had filed for transfer of the case from the court of special judge Geetanjali Goel to a new judge while raising an apprehension of bias.
This is the second time Mr Jain’s bail plea has been rejected by the court. Mr Jain’s bail plea was rejected in June as well in view of the seriousness of the allegation.