New Delhi, April 11: In a major blow to Aam Aadmi Party, Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) has launched a preliminary investigation against Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain, probing his role in money laundering.
Jain who was recently in the news for accusations against him in Shunglu panel report and was accused of money laundering earlier this year, have came under the scanner of CBI after it launched a preliminary investigation on Tuesday morning.
CBI sources revealed to India Samvad that as per prima facie, Jain who is considered a close aide of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is involved in money laundering case worth crores. A preliminary inquiry has been ordered by CBI on this basis.
As per sources, Jain had earlier earned Rs 11.78 crore by money laundering through hawala corporators in Calcutta in 2010. After coming to power in Delhi government, Jain earned Rs 4.63 crores from the same means.
The source further revealed that Jain used these black money worth Rs 27.69 crores to buy agricultural lands. These agricultural lands were then allegedly transformed into posh residential complexes.
CBI has named four companies owned by Satyendra Jain suspecting them to be the outlets of black money Jain earned through money laundering.
The four companies namely- Indo Metal Impex Private Limited, Akinchan Developers Pvt Ltd, Mangala Yaatan Projects Pvt Ltd and Paryas Infosolutions Pvt Ltd - all owned by Jail have come under the scanner of CBI for its role in money laundering since 2010.
Meanwhile, Jain has denied all the accusations or connection with the hawala corporates claiming it to be a conspiracy of the rival parties.