New Delhi, May 30: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday arrested Delhi government minister Satyendar Jain in a case connected to hawala transactions related to a Kolkata-based company.
Satyendar Jain is the Minister of Health, Home, Power and PWD in the AAP-led Delhi Government.
In April, the ED had said assets worth Rs 4.81 crore of Satyendar Jain's family and companies "beneficially owned and controlled" by him were provisionally attached as part of the money laundering inquiry against him. In 2018 too, the ED had questioned the Aam Aadmi Party leader in connection with the case.
Meanwhile, Delhi Deputy CM and AAP leader Manish Sisodia said a fake case was being run against Satyendar Jain for eight years. "The ED called many times before and stopped for many years in between as they couldn't find anything. Now, it's started again as he's HP's poll in-charge... He'll be released in a few days as the case is bogus," he claimed.
-With inputs from agencies