Kejriwal keeps mum on arrested AAP leader: Smriti Irani slamstext_fields
New Delhi: Slamming Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani sought the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor's response on AAP leader Satyendar Jain being in Enforcement Department (ED) custody on a money laundering case, Asian News International (ANI) reported.
Irani said that she had asked Kejriwal whether Jain was involved in the alleged crime and some more questions on Jain on June 1. According to ANI, she asked Kejriwal whether he believed that do not keeps black money and whether he was innocent. But she has received no reply so far, ANI reported.
Further, she told ANI that ED attached nearly 2.8 crore rupees in cash along with 133 gold coins weighing over 1 kg from residences of Jain and his acquaintances.
She said that Kejriwal checked the papers by himself, wondering whether he noticed the vast amount of cash, gold coins and illegal property allegedly possessed by Jain. She asked whether Kejriwal checked the Delhi High Court orde3r on Jain about how he collected Rs 16 Crore black money with shell companies and Hawala operators' backing.
ED had claimed on Tuesday that it had seized Rs 2.85 crore cash and 133 gold coins weighing 1.80 kg from Jain and related individuals. This was in addition to seizing incriminating digital and hard records. They were seized from an unexplained source" and were "found to be secreted" in the raided premises, ED claimed.
Those premises searched were owned by Satyendar Jain, his wife Poonam Jain, and his accomplices, along with other persons who had either directly or indirectly assisted him or participated in the processes of money laundering under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002. There were six locations in Delhi and one in Gurgaon.
Jain was arrested on May 30, and he will be in ED custody till June 9.