New Delhi: The Patiala House Court will on December 17 consider the chargesheet filed against AAP minister Satyendar Kumar Jain, his wife Poonam Jain and his business associates Ajeet Prasad Jain, Vaibhav Jain, Sunil Jain and Ayush Jain in connection with the disproportionate assets case. Also Read - No Chance Of Schools Resuming Soon: Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia
While the chargesheet was filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday, the case was registered on August 24, 2017, for allegedly acquiring assets disproportionate to known sources of income. Jain had allegedly held disproportionate assets worth Rs 1, 47, 00, 000, which are 217.20 per cent more than his income. The CBI received sanction from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to prosecute the Delhi government minister on November 29. Also Read - Does Haryana Need Lockdown? Read Deputy CM's Latest Statement
Reacting to the MHA sanction, Delhi government spokesperson Nagender Sharma took to social media micro-blogging site Twitter to say, “Modi government’s discredited caged parrot CBI which is gasping for survival registers a fake case against Satyendra Jain and Modi government’s MHA says it has given prosecution sanction. Modi regime cannot even do witch hunting properly.” Also Read - COVID-19: With 37,975 New Infections, India's Total Tally Surge To 91,77,841
Jain had allegedly floated or acquired several shell companies in Delhi and had laundered black money to the tune of Rs 16.39 crore through 54 shell companies of three hawala entry operators from Kolkata.
“On being prosecuted by the I-T Department, Jain surrendered black money in form of cash of Rs 16.39 crore which was laundered using shell companies of Kolkata for purchasing 200 bigha of the land under Income Disclosure Scheme (IDS) 2016 on benami names of Vaibhav Jain and Ankush Jain. On enquiry, it was found that Vaibhav and Ankush were in no way connected with the shell companies floated or acquired by Jain during the period of money laundering,” stated a government official to news agency ANI.
Four companies such as Prayas Info Solutions, Akinchan Developers, Managalyatan Projects and Indo Metal Impex Pvt Limited were also named in this case.
(With Agency inputs)