New Delhi, Aug 10 : A plea has been filed in the Delhi High Court to disqualify Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Satyendar Jain from the Assembly and the Cabinet in the belief that he has been “unsound of mind” and has “memory loss” and is currently in the care of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) since May 31 in an suspected money laundering case. “The Delhi Government is clearly violating the provisions of the Constitution of India under Article 191 (1)(b) which clearly states that a person may be disqualified from being selected to be a member of the Legislative Assembly or Legislative Council of state in the event that he is of infirmity and is as a result of a valid judge,” said the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) initiated by petitioner Ashish Kumar Srivastava, through advocate Rudra Vikram Singh.
Jain who was whose bail was refused in several hearings from May 31 to June 31, is admitted to a city-run Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital, where he was complaining of health issues.
The CBI has been accused by the CBI of Jain along with his wife, and others of violations of the Prevention of Corruption Act.On March 31st the ED provisoly attached immovable property valued at around Rs 4.81 million belonging to corporations controlled and controlled by the minister.
On June 6th on the 6th of June, on June 6, ED conducted raids in various sites belonging to Jain and his wife as well as his associates, who had directly or indirectly supported him or been involved in the process of money laundering.The finding of the sum of 2.85 crore in cash and 133 gold coins that weighed 1.80 kg was uncovered in the course of the search.
Recently the same plea for the suspension of Jain was dismissed by the court of appeals.
It was claimed that Jain was detained over his allegations of involvement in hawala transactions in 2015 and 2016 with an Kolkata-based company.
The arrest is a violation of law and in contradiction to the rules of law, since he is an official in the public service with an oath under the Constitution to defend the law of law in the interest of the people as stated in the statement.