The minister has dismissed the allegations after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) last month attached properties linked to him in the matter.
New Delhi: The CBI, on Friday, questioned Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain for the second consecutive day in connection with its investigations into the alleged money laundering charges against him.
According to sources, Mr Jain arrived at the agency’s headquarters here at around 3 pm and was questioned for over five hours by its sleuths. There are allegations that Mr Jain was involved in money laundering to the tune of Rs 4.63 crore while being a public servant during 2015-16 through three private firms, sources said.
The minister has dismissed the allegations after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) last month attached properties linked to him in the matter. Sources said the CBI may soon convert the preliminary enquiry (PE) into a regular case as it is not convinced with the replies given by Jain. The agency had registered a PE against Mr Jain in connection with allegations of money laundering.
It was alleged that Mr Jain was involved in money laundering thro-ugh three private firms-Prayas Info Solutions Private Limited, Akinchan Developers Private Limited and Managalyatan Projects Private Limited, sources said. The allegations against Mr Jain also include purported money laundering to the tune of Rs 11.78 crore during 2010-12 through these companies and Indometal Impex Pvt Limited.
The role of Delhi health minister is already under the scanner of the CBI in two other cases — one related to appointment of his daughter Soumya Jain as adviser to the Delhi government’s health department and another related to appointment of his officer-on-special duty — Dr Nikunj Aggarwal.