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Court to consider chargesheet against Jain on Dec 17 in DA case

Court to consider chargesheet against Jain on Dec 17 in DA case

New Delhi: A Delhi court has fixed December 17 for consideration of the chargesheet filed against Delhi minister Satyendar Jain for allegedly amassing assets of Rs 1.47 crore, disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Special Judge Arun Bhardwaj said he would consider on December 17 whether to take cognisance of the chargesheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is likely to file additional documents on the next date of hearing. The CBI, which filed the chargesheet Monday, alleged that Jain had amassed assets worth Rs 1.47 crore, which was "217.20 per cent" above his known sources of income between 2015-17.

According to the central probe agency, the "ill-gotten money" was allegedly routed to four companies controlled by Jain and his relatives through "accommodation entries" -- a term used for "hawala" transfers -- in Kolkata-based shell companies.

It alleged that Jain's wife Poonam was actively involved in the process and hence, she was made an accused in the chargesheet, along with the minister's business associates and relatives –Ajit Prasad Jain, Vaibhav Jain, Sunil Kumar Jain and Ankush Jain.

The CBI claimed that Jain and his relatives had stakes in four companies –Prayas Info Solutions, Akinchan Developers, Mangalyatan Projects and Indo Metal Impex Private Limited.

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