New Delhi, April 3: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday questioned Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain in connection with a money laundering case. According to reports, Jain was summoned by the ED and his statement was recorded in a case linked to Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
It is alleged that Jain was involved in laundering of money to the tune of Rs 4.63 crore during 2015 to 2016 through three private firms. It is also alleged that Jain was involved in laundering Rs 11.78 crore during 2010 to 2012 through these three firms.
The ED registered the case against Jain and five others after taking cognizance of the CBI FIR registered under the PMLA. Last year, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a Preliminary Inquiry against Jain and others in the alleged money laundering case.
The inquiry was registered on the basis of “evidence” the CBI collected against Jain, saying he was involved in money laundering as a public servant through Kolkata-based Prayas Info Pvt Ltd, Akichand Developers, Indo Metal Impex Pvt. Ltd, and Mangalyatan Project Pvt Ltd.
Income Tax Department investigations in 2013 had allegedly found that Rs 16.38 crore was received by these four shell companies.