Amid the continuing disagreement over Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain’s arrest by the Enforcement Directorate, Aam Aadmi Party convenor and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday claimed that Deputy CM Manish Sisodia is subsequent on the checklist and might be arrested in a faux case.
“I’d already announced a few months back that Central govt is going to arrest Satyendar Jain in a fake case. Reliable sources have suggested to me that Manish Sisodia is going to be arrested soon, centre has ordered all agencies to form fake cases against him,” Kejriwal stated.
He stated that the case, through which Jain has been arrested, has already been investigated by the CBI and Income Tax Department, including that the companies discovered nothing towards the minister.
“If Manish and Satyendar are corrupt, then who is honest? Instead of putting one by one by one, send all of Aam Aadmi Party ministers at once to the jail. Tell all the probe agencies to conduct all the investigations at once. You arrest the ministers one after another, this hampers our work,” the Delhi CM stated.
“Therefore I request you to get us all arrested at once. Direct all the agencies to investigate us all at once, conduct as many raids as you want. Do it all at once so that we can work after that. We don’t understand politics. Some say this is because of Himachal elections, others say this is a revenge of Punjab poll results, we don’t know what is the reason. Whatever the reason may be, we are not afraid of getting arrested. I am confident that we will get the certificate of being the country’s most honest and patriotic party from you,” he added.
Kejriwal’s retort comes a day after the BJP intensified its assault on him over his defence of Satyendar Jain, citing a bunch of particulars linked to the cash laundering case allegedly involving town well being minister and requested why he has been “protecting” him.
Union Minister Smriti Irani famous that Kejriwal had stated on Tuesday that corruption was tantamount to “gaddari” (betrayal) with the nation. She requested why the AAP nationwide convener was giving safety to a “gaddar” (traitor) who allegedly deceived the treasury and the individuals.
Irani fired off various questions at Kejriwal, who has slammed the Enforcement Directorate case of cash laundering towards Jain as cast and politically motivated as she shared particulars of allegations towards the latter to ask the chief minister in the event that they had been true or not.
Mocking Kejriwal, she stated the chief minister has given a clear chit to a “corrupt man” by assuming the function of a choose. Naming 4 shell corporations allegedly owned by Jain and his members of the family, Irani requested Kejriwal if it was true that Jain laundered over Rs 16.39 crore with the assistance of hawala operators.
The ED had earlier provisionally connected property price Rs 4.81 crore of Jain’s household and firms “beneficially owned and controlled” by him as a part of a money-laundering probe towards him.
The probe discovered that “during the period 2015-16, when Satyendar Kumar Jain was a public servant, the companies beneficially owned and controlled by him received accommodation entries to the tune of Rs 4.81 crore from shell (paper) companies against cash transferred to Kolkata-based entry operators through the hawala route,” the ED had stated in a press release.