CBI team at residence of Delhi minister Satyendra Jain

CBI team at residence of Delhi minister Satyendra Jain

The remarks came after a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team questioned Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain's wife in connection with allegations of money laundering.

The CBI team reached the residence of Jain and asked questions to Jain's wife regarding her alleged role in corruption charges against her husband. The investigation agency had initiated probe against him in April this year.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) accused the Modi government of "vendetta politics".

However, the minister in Arvind Kejriwal's cabinet had refuted the allegations against him. Besides, there are allegations that Jain had laundered another Rs 11.78 crore during 2010-12 through these companies and Indometal Impex Pvt Limited, according to India Today.

"But we believe these persons do not exist", Bharadwaj told reporters.

As for the income tax department, which has claimed that four persons had deposed as witnesses against Jain, the AAP said, "The truth is that all four witnesses were pressurised and made to give false statements". IT documents suggested that Jain had " purchased more than 200 bigha" in north and northwest Delhi "in close vicinity of unauthorised colonies in the name of companies controlled by him".AAP reactionThe AAP has claimed that the entire case is being hatched by the BJP. The department produced one of them, Bablu Pathak, before Jain and within five minutes he confessed that he had no dealings with Jain. Media Advisor to Sisodia, Arunoday Prakash has accused the central government of trying to silence dissenters. He said the probe agency has turned down the request to confront the witnesses with Jain. CBI now raids Minister Satyendar Jain's residence, he tweeted.

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