Delhi Court question why ED mentioned AAP leader Satyendar Jain as owner of the company in money laundering case
According to Bar and Bench, a Delhi court took cognizance of the charge sheet against Aam Aadmi Party leader Satyendar Jain submitted by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case on Friday.
The court’s order stated that there is “prima facie adequate incriminating evidence” about the accused’s involvement based on the material in the record.
In the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi administration, Jain is a minister without a specific responsibility. On May 30, the Enforcement Directorate detained him in accordance with the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. He is currently being held by authorities.
The Central Bureau of Investigation’s first information report from 2017 served as the foundation for the money laundering investigation. According to the agency, Jain allegedly purchased assets between February 2015 and May 2017 that were out of proportion to his income.
Geetanjali Goel, a special judge, summoned all the other accused parties who are not in detention on Friday. This includes four companies.
Goel further criticised the Enforcement Directorate, claiming that the department had incorrectly identified Jain as the “responsible person” for the accused entities in the charge sheet, according to India Today. The judge ruled that Jain had no affiliation with the companies and was neither a director of them.
“How will merely mentioning Satyendar Jain make the businesses his? “The court questioned the authority. “Are you making this a first-time prosecution complaint? The corporation cannot be his only because “via Satyendar Jain” is mentioned. Before submitting the paperwork to the court, don’t you check it? ”
Should I launch an investigation based on these papers, Goel continued? Do you believe the investigating officer can get whatever he wants? ”
The court was subsequently informed by Additional Solicitor General SV Raju that he will file an amended memo on the following hearing date.
On August 6, the subject will now be heard.