The Enforcement Directorate accused Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain, arrested in a money laundering case, of receiving special treatment in Tihar prison.
The ED made the statement before Special Judge Vikas Dhull as she closed her arguments against Jain’s plea that the money laundering case against him had been made clear.
“Unknown persons gave Jain massages and foot massages even outside curfew. He was given special food,” said Additional Attorney General (ASG) SV Raju, appearing before the ED.
The ASG shared certain CCTV footage with the court, alleging that Jain was either hospitalized or enjoying prison facilities most of the time.
“Dekhiye chair pe massage chal rha hai, paper diye jaa rahe hain (See he gets massage sitting on a chair, the newspaper is given to him),” he told the court.
The ED went on to say that it has evidence showing that Jain was always in control of the accused company.
“Money was diverted and dummy persons became the directors, who were not even aware of company affairs. Jain was the ultimate beneficiary,” the ASG said, adding that Jain did not cooperate during the investigation and misled the agency with false evidence and recording a false statement.
Jain’s counsel told the court that he will begin arguing in response to the ED’s filing the following date, after which the judge placed the case for Thursday.
Jain, arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on corruption charges under the Money Laundering Prevention Act (PMLA), is currently in judicial custody.
The ED had arrested Jain and others in the money laundering case based on a CBI FIR filed against the AAP leader in 2017 under the Corruption Prevention Act, under which he was charged with money laundering through four companies allegedly associated with him.
The court had previously authorized the ED’s request for permission to question Jain about the excise case, after which the agency questioned him in jail on September 16.
Recently, the court also took note of the indictment (charge) filed by the ED against Jain, his wife and eight others, including four companies in connection with the money laundering case.
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