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Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain Arrested By ED In Money Laundering Case

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain Arrested By ED In Money Laundering Case

On Monday, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain in a money-laundering case. The arrest is based on a case filed on Mr Jain in 2017 under the Prevention of Corruption Act in which he was accused of having laundered money through 4 of his companies. In an official statement, the ED said: “Investigation by the ED revealed that during the period 2015-16 when Sh. Satyendar Kumar Jain was a public servant; the above-mentioned companies beneficially owned and controlled by him received accommodation entries to the tune of Rs 4.81 crore from shell companies against cash transferred to Kolkata-based entry operators through the Hawala route. These amounts were utilised for direct purchase of land or for the repayment of loan taken for the purchase of agricultural land in and around Delhi,” The Central Bureau of Investigation had also registered a case against Satyendar Jain, his wife and four others on charges of corruption. The CBI officials had said that AAP Leader Satyendar Jain could not explain the source of funds received by four companies. In its statement, the CBI said that Rs 4.63 crore was allegedly received through Prayas Info Solutions, Akinchan Developers, Managalyatan Projects and Indo-Metal Impex Pvt Ltd in 2015-2016. However, the Aam Aadmi Party has refuted CBI’s allegations and said that the reports of Satyendar Jain being involved in land deals or shell companies are baseless. 

Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 2,338 New Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.74%

According to the latest data released by the union health ministry, India has registered 2,338 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 17,883. Meanwhile, the nation has recorded 2,134 recoveries in the previous 24 hours, taking the total recoveries to 4,26,15,574. The daily and weekly positivity rates currently stand at 0.64% and 0.61%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 85.04 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 193.45 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.  

PM CARES For Children Scheme: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Releases Benefits 

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, via video conferencing, released benefits under the PM CARES for children scheme. PM Modi transferred scholarships to school-going children and a health card under Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana. He also announced a passbook of PM CARES to children. Under the scheme, if any child needs an education loan to pursue any professional course, then PM CARES will assist in that as well. The Ayushman health card will have a facility of treatment up to Rs 5 lakhs, and Rs 4000 would be given to children to meet their daily basic needs. “PM Cares fund helped a lot in preparing hospitals, buying ventilators, and setting up oxygen plants during the pandemic. Because of this, many lives could be saved. Those who left us untimely, today this fund is being used for their children, for the future of all of you.” said PM Modi. On May 29 2021, Prime Minister Modi launched the PM CARES For Children Scheme to support children who have lost their parents or legal guardians to the covid-19 pandemic. The scheme’s main objective is to ensure comprehensive care and protection of children in a sustained manner and equip them with self-sufficient existence with the financial support of Rs 10 lakh and ensure their well-being through health insurance. 

Punjabi Singer Sidhu Moosewala’s Body Taken Home Post Autopsy 

On Tuesday, the body of singer-turned-politician Sidhu Moosewala’s body was taken home from the Mansa Civil Hospital. The Punjabi singer was shot dead on Sunday, a day after the AAP government in Punjab withdrew the security cover of 420 people. On Monday, the Punjab police detained at least six people from the Peliyon Police Chowki in Uttarakhand in connection to the Sidhu Moosewala murder. Meanwhile, an unverified Facebook post made by Goldy Brar claimed that he, along with gangster Lawrence Bishnoi are responsible for killing Sidhu Moosewala as the singer was allegedly involved in the killing of Youth Akali Dal leader Vicky Middukhera. However, Lawrence Bishnoi filed a plea in the Court seeking directions to the jail authorities not to give his custody to the Punjab police. The petition alleged that Bishnoi feared a fake encounter by the Punjab police due to political rivalry. The Delhi Court has denied the plea and said that there are no grounds for the gangster to file an application before the Court. Meanwhile, a special cell of Delhi police has started questioning Lawrence Bishnoi at the Tihar Jail in connection to the Sidhu Moosewala’s murder. The Punjab Police has hinted toward an inter-gang rivalry in their preliminary investigation. The Punjab High Court has also issued a notice to the Punjab government seeking details on the number of people whose security cover was withdrawn and the reason for taking such a decision. “Court has issued notice to Punjab Government asking for a detailed report on the number of people whose security was taken away and a reason for curtailing the security. Reply has to be filed by the Punjab Government on June 2,” informed the Additional Solicitor General of India. 

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