New Delhi, December 3: The CBI has filed a chargesheet against Delhi minister Satyendra Jain, his wife Poonam and his business associates Ajeet Prasad Jain, Vaibhav Jain, Sunil Jain and Ayush Jain in connection with disproportionate assets case. The charge sheet was filed by CBI in Delhi's Patiala House Court.
The Union Home Ministry on Thursday had granted sanction to prosecute Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain in a disproportionate assets case registered by the CBI in 2017. The Ministry's sanction led to an angry response from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Arvind Kejriwal: Delhi People Consider Their CM Honest, Can Same be Said for PM Narendra Modi?
Jain is accused of floating several shell companies in Delhi including Akinchan Developers Pvt Ltd, Indo Metal Impex Pvt Ltd, Paryas Infosolutions Pvt Ltd and Manglayatan Projects Pvt Ltd during 2009-10 and 2010-11 for alleged money laundering.
"These shell companies do not have any real business. Satyendar Jain had laundered black money of Rs 16.39 crore during 2010-11 to 2015-16 through 54 shell companies of three hawala entry operators of Kolkata namely Jeevendra Mishra, Abhishek Chokhani and Rajendra Bansal," said an official in the Home Ministry, reported news agency IANS.
Jain holds seven portfolios including Health, Home and Public Works Department. He denied the allegations and claimed that the CBI's action is politically motivated.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had tweeted on Friday saying "Satyendra Jain made the scheme to regularise unauthorised colonies. The Center did not pass it, instead registered a case against him. The BJP is strictly against the move to regularise unauthorised colonies. The BJP is the enemy of Delhiites," he tweeted, calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi "harmful for Delhi".