CBI files chargesheet against Delhi minister Satyendra Jain and business associates in disproportionate assets case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a chargesheet on Monday against Delhi home minister Satyendar Jain, his wife and business associates in disproportionate assets case registered against Jain, ANI reported.

File image of Satyendra Jain. CNN News 18

File image of Satyendra Jain. News-18

The chargesheet was filed in Delhi's Patiala House Court.

On 29 November, the Ministry of Home Affairs granted a sanction of prosecution to indict Jain for allegedly acquiring assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. The case registered by the CBI on 24 August, 2017.

However, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had denied the charges and accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of misusing the CBI and the Income Tax Department, even as Jain, who holds several important portfolios, including health and public works development, had confirmed the news, tweeting: "The CBI has reached my home for searches."

In April 2017, the CBI had lodged a preliminary inquiry against Jain and others in a case of alleged money laundering to the tune of Rs 4.63 crore in 2015-2016.

The investigative agency had also questioned Jain in June 2017, accusing him of being involved in the crime through Kolkata-based companies Prayas Info Pvt Ltd, Akichand Developers and Mangalyatan Project Pvt Ltd, a charge he denied.

The inquiry against the minister was registered on the basis of evidence the CBI collected against him, claiming he was involved in money-laundering despite being a public servant.

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Updated Date: Dec 03, 2018 18:29:46 IST