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Money Laundering Case: AAP Leader Satyendra Jain’s Custody Extended Till June 13th

The agency has alleged that the Jain was involved in hawala transactions with a Kolkata-based firm in 2015-16.

The  Rouse Avenue Court here Thursday extended the Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody of the AAP minister till June 13.

ED had sought the extension of remand after the recovery of Rs 2.82 crore and 133 gold coins during raids at his premises.

Jain was arrested on May 30, in an alleged money laundering case.

The agency has alleged that the Jain was involved in hawala transactions with a Kolkata-based firm in 2015-16.

A hawala system involves two parties transacting money with local agents on their behalf without the funds passing through official channels.

AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal’s first reaction after Jain’s arrest was, ” The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is “staunchly honest” and that he would have taken action against Mr. Jain if there were even one percent substance in the case.”

Union Minister Smriti had launched attack on the AAP minister posing 10 questions referring to which she said “I asked 10 questions from (Delhi CM)Arvind Kejriwal on June 1, but he didn’t answer any of them. ED seized around Rs 2.80 cr cash&133 gold coins weighing above 1 kg from Satyendra Jain’s aides. Does he(Arvind  Kejriwal)still think that Satyendra Jain is innocent”? she said on Wednesday.

 

 

 

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