Home/ News / India/  Satyendar Jain gets interim bail for six weeks, ED says ‘Can't trust medical reports’

The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim bail to Aam Admi Party (AAP) leader Satyendar Jain for six weeks on medical grounds. As per the order, the bail has been granted till July 11 and the next Supreme Court hearing is on July 10. 

Jain, who has been in Tihar Jail since May last year, was hospitalised and put on oxygen support on Thursday after he collapsed at the prison due to dizziness. He was first admitted to the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital and later, shifted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital due to breathing problems.

Can't trust medical reports: ED on Satyendar Jain's bail

Meanwhile, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said that it can't trust the medical reports of LNJP, adding Jain should be examined by a panel of doctors in AIIMS. It further added that Jain had earlier withdrawn a bail plea when the agency asked him to be examined by doctors in AIIMS.

ASG SV Raju, who appeared for ED, says LNJP Hospital's reports could be fudged. 

Meanwhile, senior advocate AM Singhvi, who contested for the AAP leader, said, The reports are from GB Pant hospital, certifying he requires immediate medical attention.

“The bail plea is on humanitarian grounds. He has lost 33 kgs. He is on a surgery list for vertebrae."

Replying to it, Raju said, Jain has lost weight since he has not been eating food. He is a Jain and he has been fasting.

Supreme Court sets conditions for Satyendar Jain's bail

The Apex Court observed that Jain should be granted a 6-week interim bail to get treated in a private hospital of his choice

Justice JK Maheshwari said, “He shall be released on interim bail on conditions of trial court with an addition that the petitioner shall not influence and meet with any witnesses."

It has also set conditions for granting bail. It directed that Jain “can't influence witnesses, tamper with evidence or leave Delhi." His latest medical reports will be produced before the court on July 10

The Enforcement Directorate arrested Jain on May 30 last year under sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

The ED case is based on a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) complaint registered on the allegation that Satyender Jain had acquired movable properties in the name of various persons from February 14, 2015, to May 31, 2017, which he could not satisfactorily account for.


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Updated: 26 May 2023, 12:31 PM IST
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