New Delhi: Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain filed a criminal defamation case against sacked leader Kapil Mishra, who had accused Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal of accepting Rs 2 crore from Satyendra Jain, and against BJP-SAD MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa. The criminal defamation has been filed in Delhi’s Tis Hazari sourt.
Earlier, Kapil Mishra had accused Satyendra Jain of helping a relative of Kejriwal in settling a Rs 50 crore land deal. “Satyendar Jain told me in a private conversation that he’d settled a Rs 50 crore land deal for a 7-acre farmhouse in Chhattarpur in favour of Kejriwal’s brother-in-law’s Bansal family. Being a PWD minister, he also fudged bills up to Rs 10 crore in the department to benefit Kejriwal’s relative,” he alleged.
A few days back, sacked minister Kapil Mishra had alleged that he had seen Delhi chief minister Kejriwal taking Rs 2 crore from Satyendra Jain. Mishra also said that when he asked Kejriwal about the money, Kejriwal said that there are “certain things in politics which are explained later”.
Talking to media, Mishra said, “I have seen Satyendra Jain giving Rs 2 Crore to CM Arvind Kejriwal and when I asked him about the money he dodged my question and said lot of things in politics can not be explained.” Mishra also alleged that he was sacked from the post when he informed Arvind Kejriwal that ACB has been informed about possible involvement of some AAP leaders in the water tanker scam. Kapil Mishra also alleged that Kejriwal has been trying to vanquish the investigation since it involves some AAP leaders.
“I couldn’t sleep all night after this. After seeing the cash with my own eyes, there is no way I could be quiet. I don’t care about my political position or even my life. I couldn’t take this lying down,” he added. “Satyendar Jain’s name has come up in cases to do with black money and money laundering. He’s being investigated by the CBI,” said Mishra.
Just a few days after Kapil Mishra accused Kejriwal of corruption, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy alleged that he accepted Rs 2 crore bribe from a private company in four installments of Rs 50 lakh each and in return in return, Kejriwal dismissed a pending VAT issue of the company.