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Delhi excise policy scam case: Central Bureau of Investigation interrogates Satyendar Jain in Tihar Jail

Delhi excise policy scam case: Satyendar Jain is currently lodged in Tihar jail in connection with a money laundering case registered by the Enforcement Directorate. He, however, is not an accused in the excise scam case.

Edited By: Sheenu Sharma New Delhi Published on: February 15, 2023 14:43 IST
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Delhi excise policy scam case: The CBI interrogated Delhi minister Satyendar Jain in Tihar Jail in connection with the Delhi excise policy scam, his lawyer said today (February 15). The counsel said the investigation agency had moved an application before Special Judge MK Nagpal last Friday (February 10) in this regard, and the same was allowed.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) quizzed the politician on Monday (February 13) following the court order, advocate Mohd Irshad said.

Jain is currently lodged in Tihar jail in connection with a money laundering case registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). He, however, is not an accused in the excise scam case.

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CBI quizzed Vijay Nair: 

The counsel said the CBI also quizzed AAP's communication in-charge Vijay Nair, who is also lodged in Tihar Jail in connection with the excise policy-money laundering case. Nair was earlier granted bail in the excise scam.

ED Chargesheet:

The ED, had in its supplementary charge sheet, stated that the investigation was done under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) so far has revealed that the Delhi Excise Policy, 2021-22 was created by top leaders of the AAP to continuously generate and channel illegal funds to themselves.

 
The money laundering case, in which Jain is in judicial custody, was initiated on the basis of an FIR registered by the CBI. The FIR had alleged that Jain, while holding the office as a minister in the Government of Delhi, during the period February 14, 2015 to May 31, 2017, had acquired assets which are disproportionate to his known sources of income.

(With agencies inputs) 

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