CBI raids AAP minister Satyendra Jain’s Delhi Secretariat office

The CBI had raided the office of Satyendra Jain's OSD in December last year.

CBI raids AAP minister Satyendra Jain’s Delhi Secretariat office

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday conducted searches at Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain's Officer on Special Duty (OSD) office in connection with a money laundering matter. 

The raid was conducted today morning on the 9th floor of Satyendra Jain's office at the secretariat.

This is not the first time when CBI had conducted a raid at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) minister's office.

Last year, the CBI had registered a FIR in connection with alleged irregularities in the appointment of Dr Nikunj Aggarwal, a senior resident, as OSD to Satyendra Jain.

The agency registered the case on the basis of a complaint from Delhi government's Deputy Secretary Vigilance K S Meena. The complaint is now the part of the FIR.

The FIR is against Anup Mohta, Director, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalya and Aggarwal, a senior resident (SR) at the hospital for alleged criminal conspiracy and under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijender Gupta has alleged that Aggarwal is the son-in-law of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's sister-in-law.

In its complaint, the vigilance department has claimed Aggarwal was appointed as Senior Resident (Ortho) in Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalya on ad hoc basis on August 10, 2015, even though there was no proposal to engage an SR and no such post was available.

Aggarwal had made a handwritten application on a "plain paper" for appointment in the hospital on August 6, 2015, and within four days his appointment was approved without following any procedure, the complaint alleged.

"Within few days of the appointment of Aggarwal, his services were requisitioned for appointment as OSD to Minister of Health, GNCTD. As per the Residency Scheme, the resident doctors are engaged for working in hospitals, and not for other duties," it alleged.