The Enforcement Directorate (ED) was conducting raids at multiple locations in Delhi-NCR in connection with a Prevention of Money Laundering case involving the national capital’s Health Minister Satyendar Jain.
The ED arrested Jain on May 30 under section 19 of the PMLA.
Officials from the Department of Education were raiding the offices of a well-known public school system, according to reports. The school is managed by a charitable trust. Its promoters and directors are being questioned because of their ties to the Jain case.
Officials from the Department of Education have yet to respond to this.
On the basis of an FIR filed by the CBI in 2017 under section 13(2) read with 13(1)(e) of the PC Act, 1988, the ED launched a money-laundering investigation into Jain, his wife Poonam Jain, and Ajit Prasad Jain, Sunil Kumar Jain, Vaibhav Jain, and Ankush Jain.
On December 3, 2018, the CBI filed a charge sheet against Jain, his wife Poonam Jain, and other defendants. Jain was accused of amassing assets that were disproportionate to his known sources of income while serving as a Minister in the Delhi government from February 14, 2015, to May 31, 2017.
The CBI has accused Jain, his wife and other accused, of the commission of offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Earlier, the ED had provisionally attached immovable properties worth Rs 4.81 crore belonging to companies beneficially owned and controlled by Jain on March 31, 2022.
(with inputs from IANS)