In the case of Satyendar Kumar Jain v. Directorate of Enforcement a Special Leave Petition requesting immediate assistance for Satyendar Jain, the former head of the Aam Aadmi Party, in the money laundering case. Satyendar Jain, the leader of the AAP, has been detained since May 2022. AAP’s Satyender Jain had previously been denied bail in a money laundering case by the Delhi High Court.
Analysis of courts decision
Based on medical necessity, the Supreme Court’s Vacation Bench, composed of Justices J.K. Maheshwari and P.S. Narasimha, granted interim release for six weeks. The Court permitted Jain to receive treatment during the allotted time in any hospital of his choosing. Satyendar Jain, the leader of the AAP, had lost weight and his health had gotten worse, according to the medical reports from the G.B. Pant Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research that were presented to the court as the basis for the bail application. ED pressed for an independent medical assessment before the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and argued against it. According to sources, Jain was hospitalised on Thursday after collapsing in the prison from sickness.
The court affirmed that “there is no reason to disbelieve the report of the G.B. Pant Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research” and backed the citizen’s right to receive treatment in a private hospital of his choice at his own expense. Due to his physical condition, the Court granted Satyendar Jain temporary release for six weeks. Satyendar Jain was given a temporary release, but the court made sure that it was subject to the restrictions set by the trial court in this particular case. It further prohibited Jain from contacting media representatives to make any statements about the case or from seeking to persuade the witnesses. This case was scheduled for hearing on 10/7/2023 by the court.