Officials said Jain was summoned under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and his statement will be recorded by the investigating officer of the case.
According to official statistics, the subsidy scheme has benefitted around 37.28 lakh consumers in 2017-18. Power Secretary Varsha Joshi also confirmed the same.
On Saturday, while conducting raids at the premises of Delhi Dental Council registrar Rishiraj in connection with a separate case of corruption, the CBI had stumbled upon documents allegedly related to properties and bank accounts held by Jain.
The CBI had Sunday claimed that it had stumbled upon the documents — property- and- company-related papers and bank deposit slips of about Rs 2 crore — while conducting a raid at the premises of Delhi Dental Council registrar Rishiraj.
CBI claimed that it was conducting searches at various premises, including bank lockers, belonging to Delhi Dental Council Registrar Rishiraj after a case of corruption was registered against Satyendar Jain recently.
The documents were recovered during searches at the residences of Delhi Dental Council Registrar Rishiraj, who was arrested yesterday in a separate case, CBI said
The AAP government had first introduced a 50 per cent subsidy for domestic consumers consuming up to 400 units per month in December 2013, and had restored it once again from February 2015 onwards when the Aam Aadmi Party had come back to the power.
This has been done because he did not follow the “laid down norms for a rape victim” and referred the five-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped by a peon inside her school in Shahdara, to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital.
Satyendar Jain and others associated with him in the case will be summoned by the ED to record their statements. It will also identify his properties and that of other accused which could be attached under the PMLA.
Following the FIR, the CBI conducted raids at four places, including Jain’s residence. In April, the CBI had initiated a preliminary enquiry over the allegations.
Two men raised allegations of corruption against Jain, who is Delhi’s PWD Minister and is under the CBI’s scanner for alleged money laundering.
AAP maintains that all of these cases are “fake”, “without basis” and are being done to destabilize the government.
The CBI visited Jain’s residence Monday to seek clarifications from his wife, Poonam Jain, in connection with an ongoing enquiry into allegations of money laundering against him.
In April this year, the CBI had registered a preliminary enquiry against Jain for alleged money laundering to the tune of over Rs 16 crore in 2010-12 and 2015-16.
“Another day, another raid! CBI now raids Minister Jain ‘s residence. Centre trying to silence dissenters via caged parrot,” Delhi government spokesperson Arunoday Prakash tweeted