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CBI Gets Sanction To Prosecute AAP Minister Satyendra Jain In Disproportionate Assets Case

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| November 30 , 2018 , 12:37 IST

The Centre granted sanction to the CBI to initiate legal proceedings against Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain in an alleged disproportionate assets case registered by the CBI in 2017, on Thursday.

The CBI had registered a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act against Satyendra Jain and Poonam Jain, Ajit Prasad Jain, Sunil Kumar, Vaibhav Jain and Ankush Jain under various provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Jain is accused of acquiring several shell companies in Delhi including Akichan Developers Private Ltd, Indo Metal Impex Private Ltd, Paryas Infosolutions Private Ltd and Manglayatan Projects Private Ltd during 2009-10 and 2010-11 for alleged money laundering in the approximate amount of Rs 4.63 crore while being a public servant during 2015-16.

After laundering of unaccounted cash and receipt of equivalent in the amount in cheques through hawala entry operator and by using black money in the form of cash bought more than 200 acres of agriculture land.

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The CBI has also registered a case of alleged corruption against Jain for hiring creative professionals, allegedly without due diligence or adhering to rules and norms.

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal reacted strongly to the development which claimed the case was registered against Jain as he was working for the regularisation of city’s unauthorised colonies. Kejriwal also asserted that the BJP is an “enemy” of the people of Delhi.