CBI questions Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain's wife in money laundering case

Central Bureau of Investigation

Mr. Jain is alleged to be involved in money laundering to the tune of ₹4.63 crore while being a public servant in 2015-16 through Prayas Info Solutions Private Limited, Akinchan Developers Private Limited and Managalyatan Projects Private Limited, the CBI sources said.

AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj came out in the defence of Jain today, saying the party believes that the kind of chargesheet towards which the CBI is heading is based primarily on a story whose characters and incidents are all imaginary and have no relation to any person. However, the officers only sought clarifications from Jain's wife as three preliminary inquiries against the minister continue, reported NDTV. It was also alleged that he had laundered Rs 11.78 crore during 2010-12 through these companies and Indometal Impex Pvt Limited.

According to the BJP-led central government, Jain has used two men - Sanjay and Suresh - for sending hawala money to businessmen in Kolkata.

"But we believe these persons do not exist", Bharadwaj told reporters here.

One of the witnesses, Babloo Pathak has denied any relation with Jain after he was brought face-to-face with the Minister. The investigation agency had initiated probe against him in April this year. Another day, another raid! "There is no raid, no searches", the central agency said in a statement.

Central agencies raiding the AAP's offices is nothing but a ploy to divert attention from the Vyapam scam, Panama papers and alleged irregularities in the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA), Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia alleged.

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