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Jailed conman Sukesh alleges AAP's Jain extorted Rs 10 cr from him

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November 01, 2022 14:29 IST
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Jailed conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar has written to the Delhi lieutenant governor alleging that Aam Aadmi Party leader Satyendar Jain 'extorted' Rs 10 crore from him in 2019 to ensure his safety in prison, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

IMAGE: Sukesh Chandrasekhar being produced in court. Photograph: PTI Photo

The letter written on October 7 by Chandrashekhar, who is lodged in Mandoli jail in New Delhi, was submitted to LG V K Saxena on October 8 by his advocate Ashok K Singh.

Rubbishing the allegations, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said it was an attempt to divert attention from the Morbi bridge collapse incident in Gujarat. 

The letter alleged that more than Rs 50 crore was given to the AAP for giving Chandrashekhar an important post in the party in south zone, and also to help him get nominated to the Rajya Sabha.

 

Chandrashekhar alleged that after his arrest in 2017 in the 'two leaf symbol corruption case' he was lodged in Tihar Jail and was visited by Jain, who held the portfolio of jails, asking him if he had disclosed anything to the probe agency related to his contribution to AAP.

”Thereafter in 2019 again I was visited by Satyendar Jain and his secretary and his close friend Sushil in jail, asking me to pay Rs 2 crore every month to him as protection money to live safely in jail, and to get even basic facilities,” he alleged.

Jain ”asked me to pay Rs 1.50 crore to DG prison Sandeep Goel who, he said, was a loyal associate of his. He forced me to pay and an amount of Rs 10 crore was 'extorted' from me through constant pressure in a matter of two-three months,” he alleged.

He claimed the amounts were collected in Kolkata through Jain's associate.

”Hence a total amount of Rs 10 crore was paid to Satyendar Jain, and Rs 12.50 crore to DG prison Sandeep Goel,” the letter alleged, adding that Chandrashekhar had given this information to the ED.

There was no immediate reaction available from Goel to the allegations.

Chandrasekhar further said that he also filed a petition before the Delhi high court seeking a CBI inquiry, and the court has issued notice and the matter is scheduled for hearing next month.

”As now Jain is lodged in Tihar, he has been threatening me through DG prison and the jail administration, asking me to withdraw the complaint filed in the high court, and I have been severally harassed and threatened,” he alleged, urging the LG to direct the probe agencies to investigate the matter.

”The truth has to be out as I am not able to keep it inside me anymore. I am being harassed. The AAP and their so-called honest government have to be exposed and shown that ever in jail they are involved in high level corruption. I hereby undertake to tender full cooperation with complete honesty before any forum,” Chandrashekhar further said.

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