More trouble for AAP: Delhi LGV K Saxena approves probe against jailed leader Satyendra Jain in bribery case

Delhi LGV K Saxena on Saturday approved a probe under the Prevention of Corruption (POC) Act against former Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain, who is in jail in a bribery case.

Satyendra Jain is accused of taking bribe. 7 crores in respect of one 571 crore project for installation of CCTV in 70 assembly constituencies.

The LG has agreed to the DOV's proposal to refer the matter to the Union Home Ministry under Section 17A of the POC Act, 1998 for sanctioning an investigation against Jain by the ACB.

Reacting to this, AAP leader Atishi claimed that BJP is engaged in conspiracy against the Delhi government day and night.

“More than 200 cases were registered against Aam Aadmi Party leaders in 10 years, but till date, not a single rupee of corruption has been recovered. Now this is another fake case. Paralyzing BJP Delhi Govt. wants”. .

Earlier on June 25, the Delhi High Court had issued a notice to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in response to Jain's plea for bail in default in the money laundering case.

His detailed hearing is scheduled for July 9.

Jain has argued that the ED did not complete its investigation within the statutory period, adding that the prosecution's complaint was incomplete, depriving him of his right to default bail under Section 167(2) of the CrPC. had to do .

On November 17, 2022, the trial court rejected Jain's bail plea. ED arrested Jain under PMLA on May 30, 2022 and is currently in judicial custody.

The ED's case is based on a complaint by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), alleging that Jain acquired movable properties in the names of various persons from February 14, 2015 to May 31, 2017, which he was satisfied with. Couldn't account for it.

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