BJP steps up attack on Kejriwal, AAP on Satyender Jain’s arrest

New Delhi: BJP, on Wednesday (June 1), stepped up its attack on AAP and its leader Arvind Kejriwal on Satyender Jain’s arrest and said Delhi’s Minister had also purchased 200 Bigha land in unauthorised colonies.

“…Didn’t Satyendar Jain ji buy 200 Bigha land in unauthorised colonies? Kejriwal ji, is it true that Satyendar Jain himself declared under Income Disclosures 2016 that he indulged in money laundering of Rs 16.39 crores?” BJP leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani told reporters.

She said individuals Ankush Jain and Vaibhav Jain became the channels for the same.

She asked, “Is it true that the Principal Commissioner of Income Tax rejected that the true owners of Rs 16.39 crores were neither Ankush Jain nor Vaibhav Jain, but Satyendar Jain himself was the owner of this black money?”

She said Jain is the prime accused in this matter being probed by the Enforcement Directorate.

Taking a dig at Kejriwal, she also said, “If Kejriwal did not have the copy of court orders, the BJP workers would respectfully provide it to him.”

On May 30, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested AAP leader and Delhi Minister Satyender Jain in a money laundering case.

The case against Satyendar Jain was registered based on an FIR in 2017 by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Sources said assets worth Rs 4.81 crore linked to Jain and his family were attached by the ED in a disproportionate assets case in April this year.

The CBI complaint had said Jain could not explain the source of funds received by four companies in which he was a shareholder.

The CBI had registered a case against Jain, his wife and four others under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

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