CBI seeks LG's nod to probe extortion charges against former jail minister Satyendar Jain
The CBI has also requested permission to investigate the then Tihar Jail Superintendent Danics officer Raj Kumar, who allegedly aided in extorting money from one of the prisoners.
FP Staff November 13, 2023 14:41:24 IST
File image of Satyendar Jain. PTI
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has requested permission from Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena to investigate allegations against former jail minister of the ruling AAP government in Delhi, Satyendar Jain for extorting money from high-profile prisoners during his tenure.
The CBI has also sought permission to investigate Raj Kumar, the then Tihar Jail Superintendent Danics officer, who allegedly aided in extorting money from one of the prisoners.
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 government’s jurisdiction.
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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.
Sources said the CBI sent the request for prosecution to the LG and sought permission to prosecute Satyendar under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Earlier, the Supreme Court on November 6 extended the interim bail granted to AAP leader Satyendar Jain till November 24 in the money laundering case. Jain has been in custody since May last year after the Enforcement Directorate attached properties worth Rs. 4.81 crore belonging to five companies in the money laundering case against him and few others.
Jain is accused of having laundered money through four companies allegedly linked to him. The ED case is based on a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) complaint registered on the allegation that Jain had acquired movable properties in the name of various persons from February 14, 2015, to May 31, 2017, which he could not satisfactorily account for.
With ANI inputs.