Satyendra Jain under IT scanner, Arvind Kejriwal rubbishes charges


Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that he will expose a ‘big conspiracy’ against his government in the assembly on Friday.

Taking to Twitter, Kejriwal said that he stood by his health minister, Satyendra Jain adding that cases against him were false.

He tweeted, “I summoned Satinder this morning. Saw all papers. He innocent, being framed. If he were guilty, we wud have thrown him out. We stand by him. False cases against AAP MLAs n ministers, FIR against me, CBI raid on me – why? A v big conspiracy. Will expose in Del Assembly on Fri (sic)”

This is after Jain came under the Income Tax scanner for allegedly indulging in hawala transfer of nearly Rs 17 crore, according to Financial Express.

The IT department has reportedly served him a notice asking him to appear before them by on 4 October.

Jain told ANI, “this is not an investigation, its just a re-assessment. I have been called as a witness, in past I had invested in these companies which are being re-assessed.”

According to charges, Jain illegally transferred Rs 17 crore while he received cheques issued to four companies owned by him.

These companies are Indo metal impax, Akinchan developers Pvt Ltd, Paryas Info solution and Manglyatan projects.

Jain, according to reports, allegedly used that money to buy properties near unauthorised colonies in Delhi.

Officials said Jain has been asked to appear before the Investigating Officer of the case here on 4 October and has also been directed to furnish personal financial details and ITRs for the last four years during his appearance.

They said the department received records of certain financial transactions connected to Jain after their counterparts in Kolkata recently searched a firm in connection with a tax evasion and alleged illegal financial remittances case.

They said the department reportedly recovered documents relating to some transactions being made by at least three firms and had a link to Jain.

“The summons are issued as part of inquiry into the case which the I-T department has been probing for sometime now.

Jain will be confronted with documents seized during searches at Kolkata,” sources in the department said.

Reacting to the summons, Jain said he has been summoned as a witness only.

The minister said that he has done nothing wrong and he will appear before the Income Tax department on October 4.

“As an investor, I had made investment in these companies four year back, but I have nothing to do with these companies since 2013. I have done nothing wrong. I have only been summoned as a witness. It is just reassessment not investigation,” Jain told reporters in New Delhi.