DC fixed Oct 31 for hearing arguments on the bail application in the money laundering case against Satyendar Jain
New Delhi, Oct, 21 (Agency) A Delhi Special Court fixed October, 31 for hearing arguments on the bail application in the matter registered under the provisions of Prevention Money Laundering Act against Delhi’s Health Minister Satyendar. Special Judge Vikash Dhull after hearing arguments in the bail application on behalf of Vaibhav Jain and Ankush Jain said, ” Put up the matter on 27.10.2022 for hearing arguments on the bail application of Satyendar Jain. “Counsel for Jain submitted before the Court that main counsel Sh. N. Hariharan who is to argue the bail application on behalf of Jain has to go for some medical checkup and will not be available before 31.10.2022. After hearing the request on behalf of Jain the Court said, “Put up on 31.10.2022 for arguments on the bail application of accused Satyendar Kumar Jain. Superintendent, Tihar Jail is directed to produce accused Satyendar Kumar Jain, Vaibhav Jain and Ankush Jain through video conferencing on 31.10.2022.
“The Principal District & Sessions Court of Rouse Avenue, New Delhi on September, 22 transfer the matter registered under the provisions of Prevention Money Laundering Act against Delhi’s Health Minister Satyendar Jain from the Court of Special Judge Geetanjali Goel’s to Special Judge Vikash Dhull. Jain challenged the order of transfer in High Court and Apex Court and later on withdraw the same from Apex Court. Now the matter is at the stage of hearing arguments on bail application of Jain.Government Counsel for ED opposed the bail application by submitting that Jain served as a Health Minister in Delhi may managed to get forged documents and can influence the doctors and Jail official. ED has earlier opposed the bail application of Satyendar Jain by submitting that if bail granted he may influence the co-accused, witnesses and other documents related to the case. Counsel for Jain opposed the submission of ED by submitting that this is a malafide application to derail the trial and to prolong the custody of Jain.
He contented that Jain is neither a Health Minister nor Jail Minister but is in jail and because the hospital where Jain was admitted under the control of Delhi Government is no ground to alleged a bias in the case. Investigating Agency has arrested Satyendar Jain in this Matter on May, 30 under the provisions of PMLA and he is now in the judicial custody at Tihar. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in its chargesheet has alleged amassing assets to the tune of Rs. 1.47 crore in Disproportionate Assets case while Enforcement Directorate has submitted the attachment of Rs. 4.81 crore in connection with money laundering investigation.