A Delhi court on Saturday rejected the bail Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Minister Satyendar Jain money laundering case is being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Jain is in custody since May 30.
Special Judge Geetanjali Goel pronounced this order. He had reserved his order on the bail plea on June 14.
The application is rejected,” the judge said.
The ED had on May 30 arrested Jain in connection with an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) filed on the basis of a case registered by the CBI in August 2017 under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The AAP minister is accused of laundering money allegedly through at least four companies linked to him. he was sent to judicial
Remanded in custody on June 13 after completion of ED custody.
Seeking bail for Jain, senior advocate N Hariharan on Tuesday argued that the AAP leader fulfills the triple test for bail as he is not a flight risk and at the same time the evidence is mostly documentary in nature and has been tampered with. cannot be done. Jain’s counsel also told the court that the witnesses never alleged intimidation.
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Hariharan also said that Jain has cooperated with the agency at every level and no further custody is required. The court was told that the property in the case has been attached. Stating that Jain had sleep apnea, the lawyer also pressed for bail on medical grounds. The court was further told that Jain is a minister and has roots in the society.
Opposing the bail plea, the ED had contended that Jain was evasive and non-cooperative during the probe.