Money Laundering case: Special CBI court extends judicial custody of Delhi minister Satyendar Jain by 2 weeks
New Delhi: A special CBI court has extended the judicial custody of Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain by two weeks, arrested by the ED in a money laundering case through Kolkata-based shell companies.Special Judge Geetanjli Goel passed the order on a plea moved by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) seeking an extension of Jain's custody after the AAP leader, who is hospitalized, appeared...
New Delhi: A special CBI court has extended the judicial custody of Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain by two weeks, arrested by the ED in a money laundering case through Kolkata-based shell companies.
Special Judge Geetanjli Goel passed the order on a plea moved by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) seeking an extension of Jain's custody after the AAP leader, who is hospitalized, appeared through a video conference.
Earlier during the day, the judge refused to entertain the plea noting that neither Jain nor any lawyer representing him was present before the court during the proceedings.
After being told that Jain was hospitalized, the court directed the ED to ensure Jain's presence before it later in the day through video conference. The judge heard the arguments on the agency's plea and extended the politician's judicial custody for 14 days.
The ED had arrested Jain, 57, on May 30 in an alleged money laundering case under criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). He was admitted to LNJP hospital last week after his oxygen level dipped on Monday, about which the Medical Dialogues team had last reported.
His condition was reported as stable. A source had told the news agency, PTI, "He was brought from Tihar Jail to GB Pant Hospital first, and then shifted to the LNJP Hospital. His condition is stable."
The India TV reports that a senior jail official later in the day had stated that his oxygen level had gone down and there were some changes noticed in his electrocardiography (ECG), following which he was sent to the hospital for a heart check-up.
Satyendar Jain is being investigated by the ED agency under the PMLA on charges of alleged hawala dealings. In April, the ED had attached assets of Jain's family and companies worth Rs 4.81 crore, which are "beneficially owned and controlled" by him as part of the probe.
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