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‘Blot on PM and ED’: Satyendar Jain’s viral pic makes AAP see red, Kejriwal claims minister was hospitalised

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that Satyendar Jain was taken to hospital yesterday. He refused to comment on the matter any further.

Jain was arrested by the ED on May 13 with the agency alleging that he was involved in hawala transactions with a Kolkata-based firm in 2015-16.

A widely-shared photo of Delhi minister Satyendar Jain, who is currently in ED custody in a money laundering case, has given the ruling Aam Aadmi Party to hit out at the BJP. 

In the viral photo, Jain is seen in a case with what appears to be blood on his face. The photo fuelled speculation that the minister had an injury near his mouth. 

AAP’s chief media coordinator Vikas Yogi shared the photo on Twitter, along with the caption: “This is the man who made Mohalla clinics. He served people with honesty. You BJP people – God will teach you a lesson some day.”

Party leader Sanjay Singh said that the image was a “blot” on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Enforcement Directorate. “The country will never forgive you,” he wrote on Twitter. 

Meanwhile, AAP convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that Jain was taken to hospital yesterday. He refused to comment on the matter any further. 

“He is in ED custody and I cannot say much since we have no direct contact. I am in no position to make any comment on this. He was taken to hospital yesterday. Whatever happened in the hospital, when he was a little better, he was taken back,” the Delhi CM said.

On Thursday, a Delhi court Jain’s ED custody by four days in the money laundering case. He was taken into custody under criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) on May 30.

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