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Satyendra Jain Faces Escalating Troubles as CBI Probe Authorized in Sukesh Chandrashekhar Extortion Case: Sources

Swindler Sukesh Chandrashekhar Alleges Extortion of Rs 12.50 Crore Involving Satyendar Jain, Sandeep Goyal, and Tihar Jail Officials Rajkumar and Mukesh Prasad

The troubles plaguing leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi continue to mount, as the Home Ministry reportedly greenlights a CBI investigation under the Anti-Corruption Act against former Delhi minister and AAP stalwart Satyendra Jain.

Allegations swirl around Jain, accusing him of extorting a staggering sum of Rs 10 crore as ‘protection money’ from the notorious swindler Sukesh Chandrashekhar. Adding to the gravity of the situation, Jain and former Tihar Jail DG Sandeep Goyal stand accused of orchestrating an extortion scheme within Tihar Jail, purportedly collecting protection money from high-profile inmates across various Delhi jails.

The saga deepens with Chandrashekhar’s claims, asserting that Jain, Goyal, along with Tihar Jail officials Rajkumar and Mukesh Prasad, extracted a hefty Rs 12.50 crore between 2019-22. Chandrashekhar further escalated the matter by filing a complaint with the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.

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The allegations suggest a misuse of governmental authority by Jain and other Tihar Jail officials, who purportedly provided undue favors to inmates in exchange for monetary gain, contravening the established jail regulations.

It’s worth noting that during Jain’s stint at Tihar Jail amidst a money laundering case, he purportedly received VIP treatment from the jail authorities, including massages from fellow inmates, underscoring the gravity of the allegations against him and the systemic issues within the correctional system.

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The Lieutenant Governor sanctioned a CBI investigation against Satyendra Jain in February under Section 17A of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

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Jain, the former Home Minister in the Kejriwal administration, was apprehended by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in May 2022 on charges of money laundering and is presently incarcerated in Tihar Jail.