Law & Judiciary

    SC extends interim bail to Satyendra Jain on medical ground till Oct 9 in a money laundering case

    The Hawk
    September25/ 2023
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    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday extended further interim bail granted to Former Delhi minister Satyendra Jain on medical grounds till October 8 in a money laundering case.
    The matter was listed before a bench of Justice AS Bopanna and Bela M Trivedi, who listed the matter for further hearing on October 9.

    Jain has undergone surgery on July 21. The interim bail given to Jain on medical grounds is extended from time to time.
    On May 26, the top court granted interim bail to Satyendra Jain for six weeks in the money laundering case but imposed various conditions including neither to talk with the media nor to leave Delhi without permission.
    The top court had also given Jain to choose any hospital of his choice for his medical treatment. The top court had made it clear that interim bail is considered in medical conditions.

    Satyendra Jain has moved the top court seeking bail in money laundering cases. He has challenged the Delhi High Court order dismissing his bail plea in the money laundering case against him.
    Satyendra Jain's lawyer had told the top court that he had lost 35 kg and turned into a skeleton due to this.
    Jain has moved the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court order dismissing his bail plea in the money laundering case against him.
    On April 6, the Delhi High Court dismissed the bail plea of Satyendra Jain. The HC while dismissing the Satyendar Jain bail plea stated that the applicant is an influential person and has the potential of tampering with evidence. Satyender Jain/applicant, at this stage, can't be held to clear the twin conditions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), said the court.
    The HC had kept the order reserved on March 21 after the conclusion of the submissions made by the defence and prosecution sides after multiple hearings. During arguments in High Court, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) SV Raju appeared for Enforcement Directorate contented that money laundering is crystal clear against Jain and other co-accused. In his bail plea, Jain stated, "I appeared before ED on 7 occasions. I have cooperated and participated in the investigation. I was arrested 5 years down the line in 2022."
    On November 17, 2022, the trial court dismissed the bail petition of Satyendar Jain. He was arrested on May 30, 2022, under sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) by Enforcement Directorate and is presently in Judicial Custody in the case.
    The ED case is based on a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) complaint registered on the allegation that Satyender Jain had acquired movable properties in the name of various persons from February 14, 2015, to May 31, 2017, which he could not satisfactorily account for.