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Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain's judicial custody extended

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Kumar Jain. File

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Kumar Jain. File | Photo Credit: The Hindu

A court here on Monday extended by two weeks the judicial custody of Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case.

Special Judge Geetanjli Goel passed the order on a plea moved by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) seeking extension of Mr. Jain's custody after the AAP leader, who is hospitalised, appeared through a video conference.

Earlier during the day, the judge refused to entertain the plea noting that neither Mr. Jain nor any lawyer representing him was present before the court during the proceedings.

After being told that Mr. Jain was hospitalised, the court directed the ED to ensure Mr. Jain's presence before it later in the day through video conference.

The judge heard the arguments on the agency's plea and extended the politician's judicial custody for 14 days.

The ED had arrested Mr. Jain, 57, on May 30 in an alleged money laundering case under criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

He was admitted to a city hospital last week after his oxygen level dipped.


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