Money Laundering Case: SC Extends Interim Bail To Satyendra Jain On Medical Ground Till Sep 25

The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended interim bail to Satyendra Jain on medical grounds till September 25 in a money laundering case.
The matter was listed before a bench of Justice AS Bopanna and Bela M Trivedi, who scheduled the next hearing for September 25.
Previously on July 21, Jain underwent surgery and an interim bail was given to him on medical grounds kept getting extended from time to time.
On May 26, the top court granted interim bail to Jain for 6 weeks in the money laundering case but set certain terms, including barring him from speaking to media persons or leaving Delhi without permission.
Furthermore, the top court gave permission to Jain to choose any hospital of his choice for his medical treatment. The top court made it clear that the interim bail was only being considered in the medical conditions.
Jain moved the top court, challenging the order of the Delhi High Court while dismissing his bail plea in the money laundering case. His lawyer argued before the apex court that his client had lost 35 kgs and had turned into a ‘skeleton’ behind bars.
While dismissing Jain’s bail plea on April 6, the Delhi High Court stated that the applicant was an influential person and could tamper with evidence.
The HC reserved the order to grant him bail on March 21 after the submitting conclusions made by the defence and prosecution after multiple hearings.
During arguments in the high court, Additional Solicitor General SV Raju appeared for the ED contending that the money laundering charge against Jain and the other co-accused was crystal clear.
Jain stated in his bail plea, “I appeared before the ED on seven occasions. I have cooperated and participated in the investigation. I was arrested 5 years down the line in 2022.”
Earlier, on November 17, 2022, the trial court dismissed a bail petition of the former AAP minister. He was arrested on May 30, 2022, under sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act by the ED and is presently in the Judicial Custody in the case.
The ED case is based on a CBI complaint registered on the allegation that Jain acquired movable properties in the name of various persons from February 14, 2015 – May 31, 2017, which he could not satisfactorily account for.

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