Published On: Tue, Jun 14th, 2022

‘Lost memory due to Covid’: AAP leader Satyendar Jain gives excuses in money-laundering probe

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday reserved its order on the bail plea of Aam Aadmi Party leader and minister in Delhi government Satyendar Jain, arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case.

The ED had arrested Jain on May 30 and he was sent to judicial custody on Monday till June 27

Special Judge Geetanjali Goel reserved the order after hearing arguments from Jain, who is currently in judicial custody, as well as the ED.

The agency had taken Jain into custody under criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

The court is now expected to pronounce the order on June 18.

The ED had arrested Jain on May 30 and he was sent to judicial custody on Monday till June 27.

Earlier, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) SV Raju while opposing Jain’s bail plea, said that the conduct of Satyender Jain as a public servant, did not make a case for granting him bail.

“He is influential, he may influence the witnesses as the investigation is still going on,” the ASG reportedly further argued.

The ASG also reportedly submitted that Jain had not cooperated in the investigation and that his answers were “always evasive”.

“He denied the connection with the trust. When confronted with documents he said he doesn`t remember as his memory has been affected post-Covid-19,” reported agencies.

It may be noted that the investigation has been going on since 2017 and during the search conducted on June 7, the ED has reportedly said that it seized various incriminating documents and digital records.

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