Satyendar Jain Moves SC After High Court Rejects Bail Plea

Satyendra Jain (file image)

New Delhi: Former Delhi Minister, Satyendar Jain on Monday approached the Supreme Court seeking bail in the money laundering case filed against him. This comes after the Delhi High Court dismissed his plea for bail last month.

In April, the high court dismissed Jain’s plea for bail in the money laundering case, saying he is an influential person and may tamper with evidence. The high court also noted that Satyendar Jain did not meet the dual criteria for bail as prescribed by the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

The former Delhi minister was taken into custody in May last year by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) under the criminal provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). ED officials claimed that Jain provided evasive responses during the questioning, leading to their decision to detain him.

Jain was arrested regarding an FIR lodged by the CBI in 2017 under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The former minister was accused of laundering money through various companies linked to him.

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