On Monday, a Delhi court will decide over the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) application to transfer a case of money laundering against Delhi government minister Satyendar Jain to another judge. The probe agency wants the case to be transferred from the court of Special Judge Geetanjali GOel to any other judge.
Vinay Kumar Gupta, principal district and sessions judge, had posted the case for hearing on 19 September.
In its plea, the agency has highlighted certain issues about the bail arguments being heard by Goel. Judge Goel has in the past frequently pulled up the ED over its investigation methods and operations.
For now, Goel has been hearing the lengthy arguments on the bail petitions of Jain and his co-accused Ankush Jain and Vaibhav Jain. All three are currently lodged in judicial custody.
Based on a CBI FIR filed in 2017, the ED had arrested Satyendar Jain in a money laundering case under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The minister has been accused of laundering money through four companies allegedly linked to him.
Goel had allowed the ED to question Satyendar Jain inside the jail on 16 September regarding AAP’s excise policy scam case.
The special court had recently taken cognisance of the Prosecution Complaint (charge sheet) filed by the ED against Satyendar Jain, his wife and eight others, including the four companies allegedly linked to the minister, in the money laundering case.