Delhi health minister arrested

New Delhi. After Punjab, the Health Minister of Delhi has also been arrested on corruption charges. The ‘hardcore honest’ Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case. The investigation was going on against Satyendra Jain in the case of corruption and money transactions through hawala. That is when, before the start of the Punjab Assembly elections in January, Aam Aadmi Party supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had expressed apprehension that Satyendar Jain might be arrested. Now his apprehension has been proved right.

A case of corruption and hawala transactions against Satyendra Jain, who is considered close to Arvind Kejriwal, is being said to be related to a Kolkata-based company. Two months back, immovable properties worth Rs 4.81 crore belonging to Jain’s family and companies were temporarily attached following an FIR registered by the CBI under the Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The case was registered by the CBI in August 2017 and it was later transferred to the ED.

The ED probe found that Satyendar Jain was a public servant during 2015-16. At that time the companies owned by him had received Rs 4.81 crore from fake companies. The probe also revealed that Kolkata-based entry operators were paid cash while the money was received through fake companies to companies owned by Satyendar Jain. According to the ED report, this amount was used for direct purchase of land. Apart from this, this money was also used to pay off the loans taken for the purchase of agricultural land in and around Delhi.

Documents related to Satyendar Jain and his companies and receipt of bank deposits of Rs 2 crore were found in the CBI raid at the residence of Dr. Rishi Raj, Registrar of Delhi Dental Counseling. It was revealed from this that in 2011, two crore rupees were deposited in the name of Jain’s companies. Apart from this, a power of attorney of 14 bighas of land was also received in the name of Jain in Karala village of Delhi along with a deed of 12 bighas and eight bighas of land.

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