LG sanctions CBI probe against Tihar former officer for aiding Jain in extortion

  • | Saturday | 10th February, 2024

Delhi Lt Governor(LG)Vinai Kumar Saxena has sanctioned a CBI Inquiry under  Prevention of Corruption (POC) Act, 1988, against Raj Kumar, the then Superintendent of Jail No. 4, Tihar Jail, for aiding former Delhi Minister and AAP Leader, Satyendar Jain in allegedly extorting Rs. 10 crore from Sukash Chandrashekhar, who was then also lodged in Tihar Jail.   Raj Kumar allegedly helped the high profile extortion racket being run from Tihar Jail, which extorted and received money from Chandrashekhar, as protection money, so as to enable him to live peacefully and comfortably in Jail.  The matter is being investigated by the CBI and the request for prosecution sanction had come to the LG, who is the competent authority in the matter, through the Directorate of Vigilance (DoV), GNCTD. Jain and ex-Jail Superintendent Raj Kumar have been accused of extorting a large sum of money from high profile prisoners, including conman Sukash Chandrashekhar in exchange for protection in jails. The Tihar jail is under the AAP governments jurisdiction.  CBI is probing the charges made by Sukash that Jain had extorted and received Rs 10 crore from Sukash Chandrashekhar in various tranches during 2018-21 either personally or through his accomplices, including Raj Kumar, as protection money so as to enable Sukash to live peacefully and comfortably in different jails of Delhi (Tihar, Rohini and Mandoli).  Raj Kumar was a close associate of Sandeep Goel and aided him in extorting money from Chandrashekhar and even himself tried to extort money from the conman through PayTM mode.  Goel and Mukesh Prasad are also accused of receiving Rs 12.50 crore in various tranches during 2019-22 from Sukash Chandrashekhar.  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 valuable considerations. The CBI claimed that it had proof that Satyendar Jain allegedly extorted and received money from Chandrashekar in various tranches to enable the alleged conman to live a peaceful and comfortable life in jail.

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