CBI questions AAP minister Satyendra Jain's wife over money laundering allegations

CBI questions AAP minister Satyendra Jain's wife over money laundering allegations

Satyendra Jain. AAP blames Central Government after CBI raided Satyendra Jain (Representative Image) Photograph: (Zee News Network)

PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 19, 2017, 09.01 PM (IST)

The CBI went to Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain's residence on Monday to quiz his wife in connection with the alleged money laundering case. 

The Aam Aadmi Party hit back by accusing the federal government of "vendetta politics". 

"Central government of BJP is misusing CBI for its vendetta politics. After Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, BJP's CBI raids on Minister," the party said in a tweet.

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CBI had registered a preliminary enquiry against Jain in April. The Delhi minister is alleged to be involved in money laundering to the tune of Rs 4.63 crore while he was a public servant in 2015-16. 

Jain has dismissed any wrongdoing after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) attached properties linked to him in the matter last month.

A preliminary enquiry is the first step by the CBI to gather information about allegations. If the agency is convinced that there exists prima facie material in the matter, it may register a regular case against the accused.

Allegations against Jain also include purported money laundering to the tune of Rs 11.78 crore during between 2010 and 2012. 

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AAP has accused Narendra Modi's federal government of 'vendetta politics'

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