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Satyendar Jain bail: Delhi court allows ED’s plea to transfer money laundering case to new judge

Special Judge Vikas Dhul will now hear the case, Principal District and Sessions Judge Vinay Kumar Gupta said.

Special Judge Vikas Dhul will now hear the case, said Principal District and Sessions Judge Vinay Kumar Gupta.

On 23 September, a prominent district and sessions court in Delhi accepted an application from the Enforcement Directorate (ED), seeking his transfer. Money laundering case against Delhi minister Satyendar Jain to another judge.

Raising certain arguments in the matter being heard by Special Judge Geetanjali Goel, the agency sought transfer of the matter to another judge.

Principal District and Sessions Judge Vinay Kumar Gupta said that the matter will now be heard by Special Judge Vikas Dhul.

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A detailed order in this matter is awaited.

Mr Jain’s bail plea was fixed for hearing on September 23 at 2 pm before Special Judge Dhul.

Earlier on September 19, the Principal District and Sessions Judge had stayed the trial court proceedings before Special Judge Goel and fixed the matter for hearing on September 30.

The court also issued notice to Jain and other co-accused on the ED’s plea to transfer the case to another judge.

Challenging the court order, Mr Jain moved the Supreme Court, which on September 21 directed the principal district and sessions court to expeditiously decide on the agency’s transfer application by September 22.

On September 22, the court had reserved its decision on the ED’s application after a long debate from both the sides.

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The ED had arrested Mr Jain and two others in a money laundering case based on a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) FIR registered against the AAP leader in 2017 under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

He is accused of laundering money through four companies linked to him.

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