Trouble for Arvind Kejriwal’s minister Satyendar Jain grows as ED recovers Rs 2.82 crores cash, 1.80 kg gold in raids


In a huge setback to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his minister Satyendar Jain, the Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday recovered Rs. 2.82 crore cash and 133 gold coins weighing 1.80 kg during raids.

Satyendar Jain

“ED has conducted searches on 6.6.2022 under PMLA,2002 at the premises of Satyendar Kumar Jain and others. Various incriminating documents, digital records, cash amounting to Rs. 2.85 Crore and 133 gold coins weighing 1.80 kg in total from unexplained source have been seized,” a tweet by the Enforcement Directorate read.

Kejriwal has been facing public ridicule after two health ministers from AAP-ruled governments in Punjab and Delhi were arrested on corruption charges within a week. Days after Punjab Health Minister Vijay Singla was arrested by the anti-corruption body, the Enforcement Directorate arrested Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain.

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The AAP chief has defended his minister saying that he will be declared innocent by the court of law.

Jain, a close associate of Arvind Kejriwal, was arrested in an alleged money laundering case. The central government agency alleged that Jain was involved in a hawala transactions with a Kolkata-based firm in 2015-16. The CBI had filed a case against Jain in 2017.