Money laundering case: Satyendra Jain will get bail or jail, decision will come on the petition on November 16

A court on Friday reserved for November 16 the order on the bail pleas of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Satyendar Jain and others in a money laundering case. Jain urged the court to grant him bail, saying no purpose would be served by keeping him in custody now.

The court of Special Judge Vikas Dhul, located at Rouse Avenue Court, has reserved the order after hearing the arguments of the accused persons along with Satyendar Jain as well as Vaibhav Jain and Ankush Jain, including the Enforcement Directorate. The judge has asked the Superintendent of Tihar Jail to appear before the court on the next hearing. During the hearing of the matter, senior advocate N Hariharan, appearing for Satyendar Jain, told the court on Friday that he was no longer required for further investigation and no purpose would be served by keeping him in further custody.

The probe agency had arrested Jain in a money laundering case on the basis of a CBI FIR lodged against him in 2017 under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

what the ed argued

The ED had told the court on Wednesday that the AAP leader was getting special facilities inside Tihar. The probe agency had opposed Jain’s bail plea alleging that a money laundering case was clearly made out against him. The ED has also opposed the bail pleas filed by Ankush and Vaibhav, saying they may flee from justice or tamper with evidence if granted the relief.

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