Home Ministry Approves CBI Inquiry Against Satyendar Jain In Tihar Jail Extortion Case

Home Affairs Ministry accorded sanction for CBI probe against Satyendar Jain, under the Prevention of Corruption (POC) Act. Jain allegedly extorted Rs 10 crore from conman Sukash Chandrashekhar, who was then lodged in Tihar Jail.

Advertise here To book Call 6291968677
Satyendar Jain
More Trouble For AAP: Home Ministry Approves CBI Inquiry Against Satyendar Jain In Tihar Jail Extortion Case

New Delhi: In another major setback for the Aam Aadmi Party, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday approved a CBI inquiry against jailed AAP leader Satyendar Jain, news agency ANI reported. The central agency has granted authorisation for a CBI probe against Jain under the Prevention of Corruption (POC) Act for allegedly extorting Rs 10 crore from Sukash Chandrashekhar, according to sources cited by the agency.

In February, Delhi LG VK Saxena, after reviewing the CBI proposal, sent it to the Home Ministry for the approval to initiate in inquiry against Jain under Section 17A of the PoC Act.

On March 22, the Home Ministry accorded the sanction of the central agency probe against the former AAP minister. LG Saxena also forwarded the same to Delhi Chief Secretary for necessary actions.

Jain, who was then the jail minister in the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government, currently in jail over money laundering charges, is also accused of running a high profile extortion racket from Tihar Jail and demanding Rs 10 crore as “protection money” from Chandrashekhar, so as to enable him to “live peacefully and comfortably in jail.”

On Chandrashekhar’s complaint, the CBI had begun inquiring into the matter and accordingly, the agency sought the approval of the competent authority for prosecuting Jain under the PoC Act.

The case pertains to the charges made by Sukash Chandrashekhar that Jain had extorted and received Rs 10 crore from him in various tranches during 2018-21, either personally or through his accomplices, as protection money, so as to enable him ‘to live peacefully and comfortably in different jails of Delhi (Tihar, Rohini and Mandoli)’.

Jain was Minister (Jail) during the said period in the AAP Government. The CBI is also inquiring against Raj Kumar, the then Superintendent of Tihar Jail, for extorting money at the behest of Jain and Sandeep Goel, the former DG of Tihar Jail.

Apart from Satyendra Jain and Raj Kumar, Sukash had also accused Sandeep Goel and one Mukesh Prasad of extorting Rs 12.50 crore in various tranches during 2019-22 from him.

Jain, Goel, Prasad and Kumar are accused of misusing their official positions as public servants in extending undue favour to Sukash Chandrashekhar and other high-profile inmates in Delhi Jails in lieu of valuable considerations.

Jain, who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case, was also lodged in Tihar Jail, where he allegedly influenced the jail officials into providing him with body massages and other VIP treatment, the sources said.

Source link

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button

Adblock Detected

Please allow our advertisement to let us grow