CBI reaches Satyendar Jain residence, seeks clarifications over money laundering case

As per the CBI, against Satyendra Jain allegations have raised that minister was involved in money laundering matter amounting to Rs 4.63 crore during the period he worked as a public servant.

The AAP leader Satyendra Jain is accused of converting black money into white through various shell companies in the name of his wife and daughter. However, the officers only sought clarifications from Jain's wife as three preliminary inquiries against the minister continue, reported NDTV.

In a fresh trouble for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, CBI today reached AAP Minister Satyendar Jain's residence in New Delhi, according to ANI report.

This clearly establishes that the BJP is "misusing the CBI and the I-T department to implicate" Jain, the AAP alleged.

Allegations against Jain also include purported money laundering to the tune of Rs 11.78 crore during between 2010 and 2012.

"But we believe these persons do not exist", Bharadwaj told reporters here.

As for the income tax department, which has claimed that four persons had deposed as witnesses against Jain, the AAP said, "The truth is that all four witnesses were pressurised and made to give false statements".

Elaborating on allegation, Bharadwaj said that the BJP has claimed that a landline number was used to make phone calls to businessmen in Kolkata but that number is out of service since 2014. CBI now raids Minister Jain's residence. Media Advisor to Sisodia, Arunoday Prakash has accused the central government of trying to silence dissenters. "After Dy CM Manish Sisodia, BJP's CBI raids on Minister", the party said in a tweet.

Vanessa Coleman