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The Delhi High Court has given relief to Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who is serving a sentence in the money laundering case. Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramaniam Prasad dismissed the petition seeking the removal of Satyendra Jain from the post of minister. The court was sought to declare Aam Aadmi Party leader Satyendra a perverted person and disqualify him as an MLA and a minister.
The court will hear Satyendra’s bail plea on August 23. The special judge Geetanjali’s bench has reserved the order on the bail of his wife Poonam. However, the court has granted bail to two accused in the same case, Ajit Prasad Jain and Sunil Kumar Jain.
Satyendra has claimed to have lost his memory
Ashish Kumar Srivastava, who filed the petition, had claimed that Satyendar Jain himself had announced before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) that he had lost his memory due to Corona. Hence he cannot be allowed to continue his term as an MLA.
The petition alleged that the Delhi government was violating the provisions of Article 191 (1) (b) of the Constitution, which states that if a person is of unsound mind, he is not eligible to be elected as a member of the Legislative Assembly. will be disqualified.
10 people accused in money laundering case
According to the chargesheet, 10 people are accused in this case, including Delhi cabinet minister Satyendar Jain, four from private firms and 6 others. Satyendra Jain, Ankush Jain and Vaibhav Jain were arrested by the probe agency Enforcement Directorate on May 30 and are currently in trust custody.