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Delhi LG Sanctions CBI Enquiry Towards Former Tihar Jail Official for Alleged Extortion of Cash – News18


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Final Up to date: February 09, 2024, 23:38 IST

The central agency is charging allegations of Chandrashekhar that Rs 10 crore was extorted from him in instalments during 2018-21, for providing his comfortable, peaceful stay in the jail.
(File Photo)

The central company is charging allegations of Chandrashekhar that Rs 10 crore was extorted from him in instalments throughout 2018-21, for offering his comfy, peaceable keep within the jail.
(File Photograph)

The matter is below investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CB) and a request for prosecution sanction was made to the LG, who’s the competent authority within the matter, by way of the Delhi authorities’s directorate of vigilance (DoV), Raj Niwas officers mentioned

Delhi LG VK Saxena has sanctioned an enquiry by the CBI towards a former jail superintendent of Tihar jail in reference to a “racket” that allegedly extorted Rs 10 crore from jailed cash laundering accused Sukash Chandrashekhar, Raj Niwas officers mentioned on Friday.

The matter is below investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CB) and a request for prosecution sanction was made to the LG, who’s the competent authority within the matter, by way of the Delhi authorities’s directorate of vigilance (DoV), they mentioned.

“The LG has sanctioned the CBI Inquiry u/s 17A of Prevention of Corruption (POC) Act, 1988, towards Raj Kumar, the then Superintendent of Jail No 4, Tihar jail advanced,” they mentioned. The CBI had in November final 12 months additionally sought sanction from the Delhi LG to file a case towards former minister Satyendar Jain for allegedly “extorting” crores of rupees from numerous “excessive profile prisoners”, together with Chandrashekhar, to allow them to dwell comfortably in jail, they mentioned.

The central company is charging allegations of Chandrashekhar that Rs 10 crore was extorted from him in instalments throughout 2018-21, for offering his comfy, peaceable keep within the jail.

“The accused jail superintendent was a detailed affiliate of then director common of prisons and aided him in extorting cash from Chandrashekhar and even himself tried to extort cash from him by way of PayTM mode,” claimed Raj Niwas officers mentioned.

The CBI earlier claimed that “a excessive degree corruption and extortion racket” was being run within the jails of Delhi in connivance with prime jail officers and personal individuals. Jain is at the moment out of jail on an interim bail granted by the Supreme Courtroom on medical grounds. He was arrested by the enforcement directorate (ED) in a cash laundering case in Might 2022.

(This story has not been edited by News18 workers and is revealed from a syndicated information company feed – PTI)

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