The Supreme Court has issued notice on the appeal filed by Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain against the order of the Delhi High Court dismissing his plea challenging the District Court's order to transfer the money laundering case against him to another court.

The Bench comprising Justice M.R. Shah and Justice Krishna Murari today issued notice to the Enforcement Directorate and adjourned the case to October 31, 2022.

Senior Advocate Kapil Sibbal argued that the judicial integrity of a judge who rejected bail application and remanded the Minister to judicial custody must not be doubted and projections of bias by state agencies must be not ordinarily sustained. Senior Advocate Mukul Rohtagi also appeared in a connected matter before the Supreme Court.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appeared for the Enforcement Directorate. The Court indicated that it will only consider arguments 'limited' to the transferring of matter to a new court.

The ED has been asked to file its Counter Affidavit by October 19 and a rejoinder, if any, by October 21, 2022.

On Monday, Kapil Sibal had requested an urgent hearing in the matter stating that the AAP MLA continues to remain in judicial custody.

The Delhi High Court has affirmed the decision to transfer the case to a new trial judge, upon the request made by the Enforcement Directorate in the money laundering case registered against Satyendar Jain and others.

The High Court had held that all facts were duly considered by the Principal District and Sessions Judge while transferring the case, which is being probed by the Enforcement Directorate, and it cannot be held that the decision suffered from any illegality or needed interference.