The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered an FIR against Delhi Health Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Satyendra Jain over allegations in a money laundering case. The Delhi Health Minister is accused of laundering money to the tune of Rs 16 crore in 2010-12 and in 2015-16. The Central probe agency is probing if Satyendra Jain had illegally moved money with the help of shell companies. These companies allegedly purchased agricultural land in the national capital and then later converted the land use and converted the land into residential plots to earn a profit. The CBI claims that the Delhi Health Minister used his influence in order to get his work done, according to an Indian Express report.
A CBI official told the Indian Express that the FIR was filed after the CBI logged a Preliminary Enquiry (PE) over the allegations of money laundering. The case was registered after the central probe agency ascertained that prime facie the allegations appeared to be true. The CBI conducted four raids, including one at the residence of the Delhi Minister after the FIR was filed, IE reported.
As per CBI sources, Jain allegedly laundered Rs 4.63 crore through Prayas Info Solutions Pvt Ltd, Akinchan Developers Pvt Ltd and Managalyatan Projects Pvt Ltd. The source claims that this money was laundered while Jain was a sitting minister in the Delhi Government during 2015-16. Jain is also alleged to have laundered Rs 11.78 crore through M/S Indometal Impex Pvt Ltd in 2010-12. , as per the Indian Express report.