Satyender Jain Money Laundering Case: District Judge to decide on ED’s plea for transfer of case on Monday

18 September, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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Principal District and Sessions Judge of Rouse Avenue Court has been requested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to transfer the money laundering case against Satyendar Jain to another Judge.

Principal District and Sessions Judge of Rouse Avenue Court has been requested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to transfer the money laundering case against Satyendar Jain to another Judge.

On September 19, Vinay Kumar Gupta, the principal district and sessions judge, will hear the ED’s argument. After making several claims regarding the bail defences that the court is now considering, the ED petition requested that Special Judge Geetanjali Goel take over the case involving Delhi Cabinet Minister Satyendar Jain.

In recent proceedings, special judge Geetanjali Goel criticised the agency for their investigation into a case of money laundering.

Long-winded arguments on the bail requests of Satyendar Jain and the other two co-accused parties in the case, Ankush Jain and Vaibhav Jain, were being heard by the court at the time. The accused’s bail hearing had reached its conclusion.

Currently, all three people are being held in judicial custody.

Earlier on September 15, the court was informed by Additional Solicitor General (ASG) SV Raju, who was representing ED, that they were pleading for the transfer of Satyendar Jain’s bail proceedings from the current court.

In his submission, Senior Attorney N Hariharan, representing Satyendar Jain, voiced his anger with Special Judge Geetanjali Goel “Really, it’s unjust. Completely inappropriate. They are acting in advance. We’ll fight against it tenaciously.”

Based on a CBI FIR filed against the AAP politician in 2017 under the Prevention of Corruption Act, wherein he was suspected of having laundered money via four firms purportedly connected to him, ED has detained Satyendar Jain and two other individuals in a money laundering case.

In connection with the Excise Policy Case, the ED questioned Jain inside the jail on September 16.