There are allegations Satyendar Jain laundered money to the tune Rs 4.63 crore in 2015-16.
New Delhi: Trouble seems to be mounting for Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain as the CBI is expected to convert its preliminary enquiry (PE) pertaining to the money laundering charges against him into a regular case. Sources said the agency is expected to take a final decision in this regard in a day or two.
Sources said, “The agency has already sought Mr Jain and his wife’s clarifications as part of its investigation pertaining to the alleged money laundering charges against him.” Possibility of converting the existing PE into a regular case can not be ruled out, they said, adding that the final decision in this regard is expected to be taken in a day or two.
There are allegations Mr Jain laundered money to the tune Rs 4.63 crore in 2015-16. It is also alleged that certain hawala operators were in direct touch with the minister through his personal mobile phone and the transactions happened with some code words. “It is suspected that certain firms allegedly linked to Mr Jain received `16.39 crore from 56 shell companies of three Kolkata-based hawala operators. However, Mr Jain has already denied the charges and said he has nothing to do with the hawala operators.
The agency had registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) against Mr Jain in connection with allegations of money laundering. It was alleged that Mr Jain was involved in money laundering to the tune of Rs 4.63 crore wh-ile being a public servant during 2015-16 through three private firms — Prayas Info Solutions Private Limited, Akinchan Developers Private Limit-ed and Managalyatan Projects Private Limited, sources said. The allegations against Mr Jain also include purported money laundering to the tune of `11.78 crore during 2010-12 through these companies and Indometal Impex Pvt Limited.
Meanwhile, the CBI is also planning to examine the health minister in connection with the alleged irregularities in the appointment of Nikunj Aggarwal as his OSD.
“There are allegations that Dr Aggarwal was appointed as senior resident (ortho) in Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalya in East Delhi on adhoc basis on August 10, 2015, even though there was no proposal to engage a SR. Within few days of his (Dr Aggarwal) appointment as SR, his services were requisitioned for appointment as OSD to minister of health, Delhi government. As per the Residency Scheme, the resident doctors are engaged for working in hospitals, and not for other duties,” sources said.