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Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain Arrested In Alleged Hawala Case, Arvind Kejriwal Had ‘Predicted’ In January

Satyendar Jain’s arrest comes close on the heels of the attaching of his properties worth Rs 4.81 crore by the Enforcement Directorate.

Updated: May 30, 2022 8:15 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Tahir Qureshi

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Delhi minister Satyendar Jain was arrested on May 30 under the criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and he is in ED custody till June 9.

New Delhi: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday in connection with a money laundering case, officials said.

The ED has recently provisionally attached immovable properties worth Rs 4.81 crore belonging to Akinchan Developers Pvt Ltd, Indo Metal impex Pvt Ltd, Paryas Infosolutions Pvt Ltd, Manglayatan Projects Pvt Ltd, JJ Ideal Estate Pvt. Ltd and Swati Jain, Sushila Jain, and Indu Jain. All three women are relatives of the Delhi Health Minister.

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The ED sources said that they learned during the investigation under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) case that during the period 2015-16 when Jain was a public servant, the above-mentioned companies, owned and controlled by him received accommodation entries to the tune of Rs 4.81 crore from shell companies against cash transferred to Kolkata-based entry operators through the Hawala route.

These amounts were utilised for direct purchase of land, or for the repayment of loan taken for purchase of agricultural land in and around Delhi.

Satyendar Jain’s arrest comes close on the heels of the attaching of his properties worth Rs 4.81 crore by the Enforcement Directorate.

Satyendar Jain is the Minister of Health, Home, Power, PWD, Industries, Urban Development & Flood, and Irrigation and Water in the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi Government. He is an MLA from Shakurbasti.

Interestingly, Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Convenor Arvind Kejriwal had, during an AAP rally in January this year said that his sources have told him that Satyendar Jain would likely be arrested by the Enforcement Directorate soon.

Reacting to Satyendar Jain’s arrest, 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, the ED stopped calling him for many years as they did not get anything. Now they have started again because Satyendra Jain is the election in charge of Himachal Pradesh.

“BJP is losing badly in Himachal. That is why Satyendra Jain has been arrested today so that he cannot go to Himachal. They will be released in a few days as the case is completely fake.”

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