The Enforcement Directorate (ED) gets the accused to write his statement in his own handwriting.

New Delhi:

Jailed Delhi minister Satyendar Jain is a "slow writer" and it takes him about two hours to write a page.

The Enforcement Directorate told this to the court.

The ED asked for further extension of his custody.

The agency that probed financial crimes told a Delhi court that the minister's slow pace meant he took the longest time to write his statement.

The ED sought further extension of Satyendar Jain's custody for five days and cited his slow pace as one of the reasons behind it.

Additional Solicitor General SV Raju told the court, "Satyendra Jain writes slowly and is taking about two hours to write a page. ED wants him to give his statement in his own handwriting, otherwise he will deny the statement." "

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Satyendar Jain, argued that he was already in custody.

There was no ground to extend his custody, but the court extended his custody till Monday.

Sources say that the Enforcement Directorate always gets the accused to write his statement in his own hand, as it is acceptable.

Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland case, wrote a statement which was 1,300 pages long.

After Satyendar Jain's custody was extended, his lawyer Sibal claimed that he was suffering from sleep apnea after Kovid.

He had to be sent to the hospital as he was not feeling well.

After the court hearing, the minister was taken to the hospital.

Satyendar Jain told the court that despite health problems, Jain was cooperating with the investigators.

He also said that he definitely "knows how to write."

He blamed the Enforcement Directorate for the delay.

Satyendar Jain said, "Enforcement Directorate officials waste time, they don't ask me anything for hours. Now they are saying that I can't write. I am a minister and I know how to write."

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