Official sources stated the Enforcement Directorate on Friday questioned Delhi minister and AAP chief Satyendar Jain inside Tihar Jail in a cash laundering probe associated to alleged irregularities within the now defunct excise coverage.
Company officers recorded Jain’s assertion as per the provisions of the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act (PMLA).
The ED had moved a neighborhood court docket for permission for questioning. The court docket licensed the probe company for questioning on September 16, 22 and 23.
The ED had arrested Jain on Could 30 in one other prison case associated to the alleged hawala deal. Earlier than being taken into custody by the ED, Jain held the well being and energy portfolios within the Delhi authorities with none ministers.
Sources stated the company needed to know and perceive from Jain in regards to the cupboard approval given by the AAP authorities to implement the brand new excise coverage.
The coverage, carried out on November 17, 2021, was scrapped by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s authorities in July this yr after Delhi LG VK Saxena really useful a CBI probe into its implementation.
The company additionally carried out recent raids within the matter on Friday and searched 40 locations in states like Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Delhi-NCR.
ED’s cash laundering case in Excise Coverage stems from a CBI FIR by which Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and a few bureaucrats have been named as accused.
The CBI had on August 19 raided the Delhi residences of Sisodia, IAS officer and former Delhi Excise Commissioner Arva Gopi Krishna and 19 different locations in seven states and union territories on this case.
Sisodia holds a number of portfolios together with schooling and excise within the Arvind Kejriwal authorities.
The ED is probing whether or not there was any irregularity within the formulation and implementation of the Delhi Excise Coverage 2021-22, which was introduced in November final yr.
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