The Supreme Court in the case Satyendar Kumar Jain v. Directorate of Enforcement observed and has adjourned the hearing of the bail plea moved by Satyendar Jain’s till December 04.
The court in the case observed and has agreed to extend the interim bail granted earlier this year to the Aam Aadmi Party, AAP leader until the next date of hearing.
The bench comprising of Justices AS Bopanna and Bela M Trivedi in the case observed wherein the court was hearing the former Delhi government cabinet minister’s special leave plea challenging the decision of the Delhi High Court to deny the bail of him in April.
Therefore, the Enforcement Directorate was granted an interim bail in May 2022 due to the medical reasons in May.
The court unlike the previous hearing adjourned the hearing since Justice Trivedi was sitting in a two-judge combination with Justice Satish Chandra Sharma. Thus, the hearing was deferred until Monday, December 11, but Justice Trivedi indicated that she would clarify whether the matter would have to be heard by a bench presided by Justice Bopanna. When it has been urged by Singhvi to the court to adjourn the hearing until January on account of Justice Bopanna being incapacitated and extend the interim order till then, it has been stated by Justice Trivedi stated, Interim order cannot continue for that long, we will have to see.
In response to which, Singhvi argued that the learned judge who is presiding over this in a bench constituted by the chief justice is not sitting owing to illness. The said matter has also been heard in part, at length. We have been told he will sit in January and if the bench that is hearing the matter is not sitting, the interim order cannot be touched.
The bench in the case heard the matter for two and a half hours.
The bench of Justice Trivedi in the case observed and has directed the hearing to be deferred until next Monday to get more clarity.
The court also extended the interim bail granted to Satyendar Jain.