Despite AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal's claims about his health minister's innocence, Satyendra Jain has been unable to get relief.
A Delhi court on Thursday denied bail, second time in a row, to AAP leader Satyendra Jain. Bail pleas of two other co-accused in the case, Vaibhav Jain and Ankush Jain, were also dismissed.
“All three (bail) applications dismissed,” Special Judge Vikas Dhull said.
The judge had reserved the order after hearing arguments of the accused persons, including Vaibhav Jain and Ankush Jain, as well as the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
The federal agency had arrested the accused in the money laundering case based on a CBI FIR lodged against Jain in 2017 under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Jain is accused of having laundered money through four companies allegedly linked to him.
Recently, the court also took cognisance of the prosecution complaint (charge sheet) filed by the ED against Jain, his wife and eight others, including four firms, in connection with the money laundering case.
Despite the grave allegations of financial impropriety, Jain continues to hold portfolios of home, health, power, water, industries, urban development, irrigation and flood control in the AAP government in Delhi.
(with inputs from PTI)
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