District judge to decide ED’s request to transfer case against Satyender Jain on Monday

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A Delhi court will rule on Monday on the Law Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) request to transfer a money laundering case against Delhi Government Minister Satyendar Jain to another judge.

Senior District and Sessions Judge Vinay Kumar Gupta had posted the case for hearing on September 19, after the anti-money laundering investigative agency requested the transfer of Special Judge Geetanjali Goel’s court to any other judge.

The agency, in its plea, raised some questions about the bail arguments heard by Goel, who frequently stopped ED during his investigation. Goel heard the lengthy arguments on the bail applications of Jain and his co-defendants Ankush Jain and Vaibhav Jain.

All three are currently in custody. The ED had arrested Satyendar Jain and two others in a money laundering case based on a CBI FIR in 2017 under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The minister is accused of laundering money through four companies allegedly linked to him.

Goel had recently authorized the ED to question Satyendar Jain inside the jail on September 16 regarding the excise policy scam case, which has become a flashpoint between the city’s AAP government and the Center.

The special court had recently taken cognizance of the prosecution complaint (indictment) filed by the ED against Satyendar Jain, his wife and eight others, including the four companies allegedly linked to the minister, in the money laundering case. ‘silver.

(With PTI inputs)

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