New Delhi [India], July 18: After a long questioning of Satyendar Jain in the money laundering case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) now reached family of Satyendar Jain and questioned Delhi Minister Satyendar’s wife Poonam Jain.
Poonam Jain deposed before the investigators after 11 am at the ED's headquarters here, a development noticed almost two months after her husband, Satyendar Jain was arrested by the agency in the same case on May 30.
The federal agency on July 1, also arrested two associates of Satyendar Jain-- Ankush Jain and Vaibhav Jain-- following their questioning.
Those on the ED radar in the case are Ankush Jain, Vaibhav Jain, Naveen Jain and Siddharth Jain (Directors of Ram Prakash Jewellers Pvt Ltd), G S Matharoo (Chairman of Lala Sher Singh Jivan Vigyan Trust which runs Prudence Group of Schools), Yogesh Kumar Jain (Director in Ram Prakash Jewellers Pvt Ltd), father-in-law of Ankush Jain and Lala Sher Singh Jivan Vigyan Trust are also on ED radar for assisting Satyendar Jain, the ED informed.
Earlier, the ED on June 6 had seized cash worth Rs 2.85 crore and 133 gold coins weighing 1.80 kg from Satyendra Jain's aides during its day-long raid conducted at various places across Delhi and the National Capital Region.
The ED then said that the total movable assets were seized from an "unexplained source" and were "found to be secreted" in the raided premises.
ED investigation in the case has revealed that one accomplice member of Lala Sher Singh Jivan Vigyan Trust had provided accommodation entries for the transfer of land from a company beneficially owned by Satyendar Jain to family members of accomplices in order to alienate the property and to frustrate the process of confiscation.
The ED initiated a money laundering investigation on the basis of the First Information Report registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on 24 August 2017 under Section 13(2) r/w 13(1)(e) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 against Satyendar Jain, Poonam Jain, Ajit Prasad Jain, Sunil Kumar Jain, Vaibhav Jain and Ankush Jain.
The CBI has accused Satyendar Jain and others of the commission of offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.