MHA sanctions Delhi Minister’s prosecution

CBI registered DA case last year

November 30, 2018 01:16 am | Updated 01:16 am IST - New Delhi

The Ministry of Home Affairs has granted sanction to the CBI to prosecute Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain for allegedly acquiring assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, a senior government official said on Thursday. The case was registered last year.

“The AAP government’s efforts to regularise unauthorised colonies are linked with the investment in agricultural land by Mr. Jain. Regularisation will convert these agricultural lands into residential and commercial land, which would provide huge returns on the investment by Mr. Jain,” the official claimed.

The official said Mr. Jain floated and acquired several shell companies in Delhi in 2009-10 and 2010-11.

Reacting to the Centre’s nod, the AAP alleged that Mr. Jain was being hounded for trying to legalise unauthorised colonies.

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