Delhi Health Minister Arrested By ED in Money Laundering Case
- ED had attached properties worth Rs 4.81 crore owned by Delhi minister Satyendar Jain.
- Jain is the minister for health, power, home, PWD, industries, urban development, flood, irrigation.
- ED initiated a Money Laundering investigation on the basis of the FIR of 2017.
New Delhi: Health Minister Satyendar Jain has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case. Assets worth Rs 4.81 crore linked to the Aam Aadmi Party minister’s family were attached by the ED in a disproportionate assets case in April this year.
The ED initiated a money laundering investigation based on an FIR registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against Satyendar Jain and others under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Investigations by the financial probe agency have revealed that in 2015-2016, when Jain was a public servant, companies owned and controlled by him received up to Rs 4.81 crore from shell companies through the Hawala network, the ED had earlier said, explaining the case.
The money was credited to Jain’s companies against cash transferred to Kolkata-based operators and was used to purchase land and repay loans taken to buy agricultural land in and around Delhi, the agency said in a statement.