Satyendar Jain dismisses allegations of money laundering
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Dismissing allegations of money laundering against him, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday said rumours were being spread to malign his image ahead of the Punjab elections.
Jain’s remarks come amid reports that the Income Tax Department issued a fresh notice to him in a money laundering case.
In September last year, the department had issued him a notice regarding his alleged role in three companies which were allegedly used for money laundering.
“There is no substance to these allegations. In 2013 when I joined politics, I resigned from all three companies in which I was the director,” Jain told reporters here.
“From 2007 to 2012, my family and I invested around Rs 52 lakhs in a few companies. I was a minor shareholder. In my income tax returns, I gave account of every single penny,” he said.
Jain added that he also declared all his investments to the Election Commission in his affidavits for 2013 and 2015 assembly elections.
“I can give account of only my money and not all the money (invested in those companies),” he said.
“When I appeared before the Income Tax department three months ago, I answered all their questions. The issue is being raised again now because of Punjab elections where the party has made me the star campaigner,” Jain said.
Jain said that his Aam Aadmi Party will not be intimidated by these tactics of the central government.
“Let them (the centre) do what they want. We are not scared of them,” he said.