New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (BJP) on Monday filed a chargesheet against Delhi Minister Satyendra Kumar Jain and his wife Poonam in connection with a disproportionate assets case against him. His business associates Ajeet Prasad Jain, Vaibhav Jain, Sunil Jain and Ayush Jain have also been named in the chargesheet.
"Filed a chargesheet against Delhi minister Satyendra Jain, his wife Poonam and his business associates Ajeet Prasad Jain, Vaibhav Jain, Sunil Jain and Ayush Jain in connection with disproportionate assets case against him," the probing agency said.
On November 29, the Ministry of Home Affairs granted sanction to prosecute Jain in the case, where he was alleged to have acquiring asset disproportionate to his known source of income.
Reacting strongly to the matter, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had claimed that the case was registered against Jain as he was working for the regularisation of city's unauthorised colonies.
Following the registration of the FIR last year, a CBI spokesperson had said, "It has been alleged that the minister, while functioning as a public servant, has amassed assets disproportionate to his known sources of income to the extent of Rs 1.62 crore (approx) during the period of February 14, 2015 to May 31, 2017. His wife and associates have allegedly abetted the commission of the offence."
While seeking the sanction to prosecute Jain, the CBI had alleged that Jain allegedly purchased 200 bighas of agricultural land in the names of companies controlled by him in Delhi during last five years and "laundered black money" to the tune of several crore of rupees.
Four companies - Prayas Info Solutions, Akinchan Developers, Managalyatan Projects and Indo Metal Impex Pvt Limited - were also named in the FIR.
The CBI said during the enquiry, it was found that the minister and his associates were allegedly involved in money laundering to the tune of Rs 4.63 crore during 2015-16 through shell companies based in Delhi.
The CBI also alleged that the minister had control over these companies either in the form of being one of the directors and by holding one-third of shares of the companies in his name or in the names of his family members/others.
(With Inputs from PTI)