Delhi HC issues notice to ED on Jain’s plea challenging transfer of his case

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The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice to the Enforcement Directorate on the plea of former Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain challenging the order of transfer of his case and asked the ED to file a reply. The court will hear the matter on Wednesday.
The bench comprising of Justice Yogesh Khanna posted the matter on 28 September, after Additional Solicitor General SV Raju said to argue the case later.
On the other hand, senior advocates N Hariharan and Rahul Mehra submitted that it is an urgent matter.
Hariharan submitted that the hearing on the bail application was going on from August. This transfer order is unwarranted and sends the wrong message to society.
Mehra submitted that the order of the Supreme Court said that the bail matter should be decided in 14 days. This matter should be heard today or tomorrow.
ASG SV Raju said that the notice has not been issued. “I am not available tomorrow, so please keep the matter on Wednesday,” he added.
At this point, Hariharan said, “There is an election on Wednesday. So please keep it for tomorrow.”
Satyendar Jain had on Friday moved the Delhi High Court seeking a transfer of his case to another judge.
Jain moved the Delhi High Court challenging the Principal District and Sessions Court order allowing an ED petition to transfer his case to another judge.
The Division Bench of Justice Satish Chander Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad allowed the mentioning and listed the matter for Monday after senior advocate Rahul Mehra, appearing for Jain, mentioned the matter to the bench. The move came hours after Rouse Avenue Court transferred the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) case of Satyendar Jain to another court on Friday morning, after hearing a petition from the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
On Friday, the Principal District and Sessions Judge Vinay Kumar Gupta agreed to transfer the Satyendar Jain money laundering case to another judge and listed the matter afresh for hearing.
According to the order, the case was transferred to Special Judge Vikas Dhull. Earlier, it was heard at length by Special Judge Geetanjali Goel.
Earlier on Thursday, during arguments of ED, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) SV Raju submitted that there was an attempt to seek medical bail by using false medical reports.
“Satyendar Jain was also the Jail Minister. He spent most of the time in the hospital during judicial custody, the medical report was fake. We gave all the documents to the court, but
nothing happened.