Delhi LG Gives Nod For CBI Probe Against Jailed AAP Leader Satyendar Jain

New Delhi: Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor (LG) V K Saxena has given his nod for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigation into jailed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Satyendar Jain.

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This follows a complaint of extortion against Jain, the former Home minister in Arvind Kejriwal’s cabinet, lodged by money-laundering accused conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar.

Jain is alleged to have extorted Rs 10 crore from Chandrashekhar as protection money.

A former director-general of Tihar jail was also implicated in the case, according to Raj Niwas officials. The LG has authorised a CBI investigation against Jain under Section 17A of the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act.

Jain, who was arrested by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in May 2022 in connection with a money-laundering case, is currently lodged in Tihar jail.

Jain and former Tihar Jail DG Sandeep Goel face allegations of operating an extortion racket from prison, demanding protection money from prominent inmates across several Delhi jails.

The LG has forwarded his CBI inquiry approval to the Ministry of Home Affairs for required action.

On February 9, the LG had authorised a CBI inquiry against Raj Kumar, former Superintendent of Tihar Jail, for allegedly extorting money under the direction of Jain and Goel.

Besides Jain and Kumar, Chandrashekhar also accused Sandeep Goel and Mukesh Prasad of extorting Rs 12.50 crore in multiple instalments from him between 2019 and 2022. Jain, Goel, Prasad and Kumar are alleged to have abused their positions as public servants by providing undue favours to Chandrashekhar and other high-profile inmates in Delhi jails in exchange for valuable considerations.

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