Enforcement Directorate quizzes minister in laundering case again

The Asian Age.

Metros, Delhi

Sources said Mr Jain arrived at the ED office in the morning for the second round of questioning.

Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday questioned Delhi health and power minister Satyendar Jain for the second time in connection with a money laundering case against him and others.

Sources said Mr Jain arrived at the ED office in the  morning for the second round of questioning. He was first questioned in the case last week. They said his statement was being recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) by the investigating officer of the case. The PMLA case was registered by the ED in August last year on the basis of a CBI FIR.

The ED probe will focus if the minister and other accused in the case created illegal assets by laundering the alleged tainted funds. The CBI complaint had said Mr Jain could not explain the source of funds received by four companies in which he was a shareholder. It had registered a case against him, his wife and four others on charges of money laundering. The CBI also questioned him in the case earlier. It had said that `4.63 crore was allegedly received through Prayas Info Solutions, Akinchan Developers, Managalyatan Projects and Indo-Metal Impex Pvt Limited in 2015-16.