Satyendra Jain was arrested on 30 May under money laundering case

New Delhi :

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has called the arrested minister of Delhi's Arvind Kejriwal government, Satyendra Jain, for questioning.

According to sources, this inquiry will take place next week.

Significantly, Aam Aadmi Party leader Jain was arrested on May 30 under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and on May 31, the trial court sent him to ED custody till June 9. 

The money laundering case against the AAP minister stems from the FIR lodged in August 2017 by the CBI against him and others for possessing disproportionate assets.

The ED probe found that during the period 2015-16 when Satyendar Jain was a public servant, companies profitably owned and controlled by him were transferred through the hawala route to Kolkata-based entry operators in lieu of cash transfers. Companies) received local entries of Rs 4.81 crore.

The ED has mentioned that this amount was used for direct purchase of land or for repayment of loan taken for purchase of agricultural land in and around Delhi.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had registered a money laundering case against Jain and his family in August 2017 for allegedly amounting to Rs 1.62 crore.

The CBI alleged that Jain and his family had formed four shell firms to launder Rs 11.78 crore in 2011-12 and Rs 4.63 crore in 2015-16.

The Enforcement Directorate had initiated a probe into the money laundering allegations based on the CBI's FIR. 

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