Delhi court has stayed the hearing of the bail application. Satyendra Jain has challenged the order of the court to stop the bail hearing in the Supreme Court.
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Leader of Aam Aadmi Party and Minister of Delhi Government Satyendra Jain The Enforcement Directorate i.e. ED is investigating the case of money laundering against. Meanwhile, Jain had applied for bail in Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court. On this, the court has stayed the hearing of the bail application. Satyendra Jain on the order of the court to stop the bail hearing Supreme Court challenged in. A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud will hear the matter on Wednesday. Advocate Kapil Sibal has appeared in the court on behalf of Satyendra Jain.
Earlier, a Delhi court had on Monday stayed the hearing of the bail application of Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain in the money laundering case. Principal District and Sessions Judge Vinay Kumar Gupta had passed the directions while issuing notices to Jain and other co-accused on a plea by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) seeking transfer of the case before another judge.
Delhi court has stayed the hearing
The judge directed the respondents to file their reply on the ED’s application by September 30 and stayed the hearing before special judge Geetanjali Goel till further orders. The probe agency had requested to transfer the case from Special Judge Goel to another judge. The ED in its application has raised the issue of some of the arguments made on the bail application during the hearing before the special judge.
There were allegations of money laundering
Goel, while hearing arguments on bail pleas of Jain and two other co-accused in the money laundering case, Ankush Jain and Vaibhav Jain, had pulled up the agency over the probe in the case in the last few hearings. All the three accused are currently in judicial custody. The ED had arrested Jain and two others in a money laundering case based on an FIR registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Satyendar Jain in 2017 under the Prevention of Corruption Act. Jain was accused of allegedly laundering money through four companies linked to him.
Earlier, Special Judge Goel had accepted the ED’s application to interrogate Satyendra Jain in the Excise Policy case, following which the agency questioned Jain in jail on September 16. Recently, the court also took cognizance of the prosecution complaint filed by the ED against Satyendar Jain, his wife and eight others, including four companies, in a money laundering case.