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Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain’s wife Poonam has been granted interim bail in a money laundering case. MPNRC News

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A court here on Saturday granted interim bail to Poonam Jain, wife of Delhi Minister Satyendra Kumar Jain, who was arrested two months ago in a money laundering case. The court allowed the jailed Delhi minister to withdraw his plea seeking interim bail in the case. His lawyers withdrew, saying they were informed that he was being discharged from the hospital.

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Jain (57) was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on May 30 under criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). He was admitted to LNJP Hospital here on July 15. Special Judge Gitanjali Goyal said that the application was taken and it was withdrawn.

The court granted interim bail to Jain’s wife and co-accused Poonam and directed Special Public Prosecutor NK Matta of the Enforcement Directorate to file a reply to her regular bail application by August 20. Poonam appeared before the court on Saturday pursuant to the summons issued by the judge earlier and filed a bail application on the grounds that she was not arrested during the investigation and did not require custody as the charge sheet had already been filed. .

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The court also extended the interim bail of two accused in the case, Ajit Prasad Jain and Sunil Kumar Jain, as they reserved the order till the next hearing on their regular bail plea. Both the accused were not arrested in this case.

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The court had earlier taken cognizance of the charge sheet against the accused in the case, saying there was prima facie incriminating evidence of their involvement. Along with the accused, Akinchan Developers Pvt. A charge sheet has also been filed against these four companies. Ltd., Perrys Infosolutions Pvt. Ltd., Mangalayatan Developers Pvt. Ltd., and JJ Ideal Estate Pvt. Ltd.

The ED initiated a money laundering probe on August 24, 2017, based on a First Information Report (FIR) registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against Satyendar Jain and others under sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act. The CBI alleged that Satyendar Jain acquired assets not exceeding his known sources of income during his tenure as a minister in the Delhi government from February 14, 2015 to May 31, 2017.

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