New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is preparing to seek clarifications from three private firms that allegedly played crucial role in laundering Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain’s money.
There are allegations that Mr Jain was involved in money laundering when he was a public servant during 2015-16 through three private firms.
Sources said that Mr Jain allegedly used unaccounted income of Rs 4.63 crore in shares of three private firms, Prayas Info Solutions Private Limited, Akinchan Developers Private Limited and Managalyatan Projects Private Limited. Mr Jain and his family have majority stake in these companies, they added. The allegations against Mr Jain include purported money laundering to the tune of Rs 11.78 crore during 2010-12 through these companies and Indometal Impex Pvt Limited. “The agency will soon seek clarifications from the representatives of these firms”, sources said.
The role of Mr Jain is already under the scanner of the CBI in two other cases — appointment of his daughter Soumya Jain as adviser to the Delhi government’s health department, and appointment of his officer-on-special duty (OSD) - Dr Nikunj Aggarwal.
Sources said, “Preliminary probe by the agency has revealed that all these firms are allegedly run by Mr Jain and his family only. The money was given in cash by Mr Jain through his employees and associates to the Kolkata-based entry operators for providing accommodation entries in his favour. The entry operators routed the black money in the accounts of Prayas and other three companies.”