• Money Laundering Case: SC grants interim bail to AAP leader Satyendar Jain

    Money Laundering Case: SC grants interim bail to AAP leader Satyendar Jain
    Supreme Court granted AAP leader Satyendar Jain temporary relief for six weeks on medical grounds...

    DigitalDesk: The Supreme Court issued interim bail to Delhi's former health minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Satyendar Jain in a money laundering case for six weeks on medical grounds on Friday. Satyendar Jain has been held in Tihar jail since his arrest in May last year in connection with a money laundering case.

    Satyendar Jain, according to the Supreme Court, cannot leave Delhi without permission and cannot make any public statements. The Supreme Court allowed Satyendar Jain, who was imprisoned, to seek treatment in any facility of his choice but required him to show medical documents.

    Earlier on Thursday, Jain was taken to Delhi's Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital after collapsing in a Tihar Jail bathroom because of dizziness. After his health deteriorated, he was admitted to ICU.

    According to the AAP, former Delhi minister Jain was initially hospitalised at the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Hospital before being transferred to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital due to breathing problems. The former minister was admitted to the hospital for the second time in a week.

    The AAP leader was arrested in May of last year by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for allegedly laundering money through shell companies and purchasing land with illegal funds. He has dismissed the allegations, claiming they are politically driven.

    "We are inclined to grant him interim bail on medical grounds and six weeks to seek medical treatment in private hospitals of his choice." "He is being released on interim bail on medical grounds, subject to the trial court's conditions that he not influence or meet with any witnesses," the court said. This order will be in effect until July 11.

    Arvind Kejriwal posted a photo on Twitter of a frail-looking Jain sitting on a medical chair with two police officers standing nearby.

    "I pray to God for his health." The people of Delhi are observing the BJP's arrogance and brutality. These oppressors will not be forgiven by God. The people are with us in this struggle, and God is on our side. "We are Bhagat Singh's followers, and our fight against oppression, injustice, and dictatorship will continue," he tweeted in Hindi. 

    Speaking about Satyendar Jain, he is a key member of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's cabinet, holding positions in health, housing, and urban development. While still imprisoned, he resigned from his ministerial posts in January of this year.