Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain to stay in jail for two more weeks

Published on Jun 27, 2022 04:34 PM IST

Satyendar Jain custody: Special Judge Geetanjli Goel passed the order on a plea moved by the ED seeking extension of Jain's custody after Jain, who is currently in hospital, appeared through a video conference.

Delhi minister Satyendar Jain has been accused of money laundering through Kolkata-based shell companies.(File photo)
Delhi minister Satyendar Jain has been accused of money laundering through Kolkata-based shell companies.(File photo)
By, New Delhi

Delhi minister Satyendar Jain's judicial custody was extended on Monday by two more weeks by a special court. Jain was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case on May 30 under criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

According to a PTI report, Special Judge Geetanjli Goel passed the order on a plea moved by the federal agency seeking extension of Jain's custody after the Delhi health minister, who is currently in hospital, appeared through a video conference.

Earlier during the day, the judge had refused to entertain the plea noting that neither Jain nor any lawyer representing him was present before the court during the proceedings.

After being told that Jain was hospitalised, the court directed the ED to ensure Jain's presence before it later in the day through video conference.

The judge heard the arguments on the agency's plea and extended the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader's judicial custody for 14 days.

He was admitted to a city hospital last week after his oxygen level dipped.

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