CBI has ordered an inquiry against Aam Aadmi Party leader and Health Minister of State, Satyendra Jain in money laundering case on April 11. Just ahead of the MCD elections is Delhi, this has come as a shocker for the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and camp. The case has been referred to CBI by the Income Tax department against the new Benami Transactions Prohibitions Act.
Earlier, Income Tax department has claimed to have gathered proof against Jain for his alleged connection with Hawala operators and transfers of worth around Rs 17 crore.
According to the reports, companies controlled by Jain had received Rs 16.39 crore from 56 shell firms based in Kolkata belonging to three hawala operators – Jivendra Mishra, Abhishek Chokhani and Rajendra Bansal.
However, Jain has denied any involvement in wrongdoing as well as connections with Hawala operators.
Adding to some more trouble for AAP, an Assam court has issued a non-bailable warrant against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in connection with the defamation case filed by a BJP leader from the state. The court issued a warrant against Kejriwal after he failed to appear before the court despite receiving a summon.
According to reports, Kejriwal filed a petition in the court seeking more time to appear before the court. However, the court dismissed the petition and issued a warrant against the Delhi CM.
The case was filed by Surjya Rongphar, a BJP leader and Executive Member of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) over Kejriwal’s alleged defamatory tweet against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.