New Delhi, Sep 27: Another leader of Aam Aadmi Party has hit the headlines after Delhi Health minister Satyendra Jain was summoned by the Income Tax department for allegedly indulging in hawala transfer of nearly Rs 17 crore.
The IT department has asked Jain to appear before October 4.
As per the department, four companies of Jain have illegally transferred Rs 17 crore while he received cheques issued to these companies. He is alleged to have used that money to buy properties near unauthorised colonies. Four companies belonging to Jain are under I-T scanner are – Indo metal impax, Akinchan developers Pvt Ltd, Paryas Info solution and Manglyatan projects
Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal jumped into the fray on Tuesday to defend his minister and termed the allegations as a “conspiracy” against them.
“I summoned Satyender this morning. Saw all papers. He is innocent, being framed. If he were guilty, we would have thrown him out. We stand by him,” Kejriwal said in a tweet.
The Health Minister Jain holds six portfolios in the Kejriwal government.
While refuting all the allegations, Jain claimed that he had nothing to do with the companies since 2011 when he entered politics.
“False cases against AAP MLAs and ministers, FIR against me, CBI raid on me – why? A very big conspiracy. Will expose in Delhi Assembly on Friday,” Kejriwal said in a tweet.