Plea in Supreme Court seeks Satyender Jain's disqualification as Delhi minister over mental health issues

A plea has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking disqualification of Satyender Jain as Delhi minister on grounds of "mental health" concerns.  

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AAP leader Satyender Jain was arrested on May 30 by the Enforcement Directorate under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act and is presently in judicial custody. (Photo:PTI)

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  • A plea had initially been moved before the Delhi High Court claiming Jain was suffering from memory loss.
  • The high court rejected the plea.
  • An appeal against the high court verdict has now been moved before the Supreme Court.

A plea has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking disqualification of Satyender Jain, who is currently being interrogated in a money-laundering case, as Delhi minister on grounds of "mental health" concerns.

The plea had initially been moved before the Delhi High Court claiming that Jain said that he was suffering from memory loss after he contracted Covid. The high court dismissed the plea.

An appeal against the high court verdict has now been moved before the Supreme Court.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader was arrested on May 30 by the ED under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and is presently in judicial custody.

The ED on June 6 had claimed to have seized Rs 2.85 crore of cash and 133 gold coins weighing 1.80 kg from Satyendra Jain's aides during its day-long raid conducted at various places across Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR). The agency had also seized various incriminating documents and digital records during these raids.

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