Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain in a case connected to hawala transactions related to a Kolkata-based company, officials said, news agency ANI reported.
The central agency had said last month that assets worth Rs 4.81 crore of Jain’s family and companies “beneficially owned and controlled” by him were provisionally attached as part of a money laundering probe against him.
In 2018, the ED had questioned the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader in connection with the case.
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia has reacted to the development, saying Jain will be released in a few days as the case is bogus.
“A fake case is being run against Satyendar Jain for 8yrs. ED called many times before and stopped for many years in between as they couldn’t find anything. Now it’s started again as he’s Himachal Pradesh’s poll in-charge… He’ll be released in few days as case is bogus,” he tweeted.
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