New Delhi, June 18: A court here on Saturday rejected the bail request of Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who has been in the custody of the Directorate of Law Enforcement (ED) since May 31, in a suspected money laundering case.
Special Judge Geetanjali Goel denied the bail request. Jharkhand IAS officer Pooja Singhal arrested by ED in money laundering case
On June 14, the CBI Special Court in the nation’s capital reserved its order on the bail application after hearing arguments from the ED and the defense attorney.
The day before, the emergency minister’s custody had been extended by two weeks.
On May 31, a day after Jain’s arrest, the same bench sent him into agency custody until June 9, which was later extended to five days.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital after complaining of being unwell as he left Rouse Avenue court just after the June 9 hearing.
The minister was taken to ED headquarters when he felt unwell outside the courthouse and was eventually hospitalized.
The CBI charged Jain, his wife and others with committing offenses under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
On March 31, the ED provisionally seized immovable properties worth Rs 4.81 crore belonging to companies owned and controlled by the minister.
On June 6, the ED carried out raids in several places belonging to Jain, his wife and his accomplices, who had directly or indirectly aided or participated in the money laundering processes.
Recovery of cash worth Rs 2.85 crore and 133 gold coins weighing 1.80 kg was carried out during the raid
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