NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has directed the Delhi high court to decide the bail plea of former AAP minister Satyendar Jain, currently jailed in a money laundering case, without unnecessary adjournments.
This directive came from a bench of Justices Manoj Misra and S V N Bhatti, who emphasized the importance of timely decisions in bail matters and asked the high court to resolve Jain’s plea by the next hearing date.
Satyendar Jain approached the Supreme Court after the Delhi high court granted a six-week adjournment on his bail plea. He argued that his plea should be tagged with a similar issue already pending before the Supreme Court.
The Delhi high court had requested a response from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and asked it to file a status report regarding the case. The court also called for the nominal roll of Jain from prison and scheduled the matter for further hearing on July 9.
Jain was arrested by the ED on May 30, 2022, in connection with a money laundering case based on a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) FIR lodged against him in 2017 under the Prevention of Corruption Act. He had previously been granted regular bail by a trial court on September 6, 2019, in the CBI case.
“The Supreme Court asked the Delhi High Court to decide the bail plea of jailed former AAP minister Satyendar Jain in a money laundering case.”
“He also contended that a similar issue was pending before the top court and therefore, his plea be tagged with it.”
The court’s decision aims to expedite the legal proceedings and avoid unnecessary delays in resolving the bail plea of Satyendar Jain.