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Tihar jail extortion case: MHA sanctions CBI inquiry towards AAP chief Satyendar Jain

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In one other setback for the Aam Aadmi Social gathering (AAP), the Ministry of Dwelling Affairs accorded sanction for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry towards Satyendar Jain, jailed AAP chief, for allegedly extorting Rs 10 crore from conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar as safety cash. 

Satyendar Jain and former Tihar Jail DG Sandeep Goel had been accused of operating an extortion racket from Tihar and demanding safety cash from excessive profile inmates allegedly. The event follows as Delhi chief minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal is in Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody in reference to the alleged liquor coverage rip-off.

Earlier, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena sanctioned the CBI inquiry into extortion costs towards Satyendar Jain. In a letter in search of the LG’s nod to probe the extortion costs, the CBI in November final yr wrote that Satyendar Jain was accused of operating a high-profile extortion racket from Tihar Jail and demanding Rs 10 crore as safety cash from Sukesh Chandrashekhar to allow him to stay peacefully and comfortably in jail.

The aforesaid allegations had been made by the conman who stated Satyendar Jain extorted cash in varied tranches throughout 2018-21, both personally or via his accomplices to allow Chandrashekar to stay comfortably in numerous jails of Delhi particularly Tihar, Rohini and Mandoli.

AAP chief Satyendar Jain was arrested in Might 2022 beneath the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act. Jain’s final bail plea was dismissed by the Supreme Courtroom on March 18 this yr and the highest court docket requested him to give up in reference to the cash laundering case. The AAP chief was given an interim medical bail on Might 26, 2023 after he fell within the jail rest room. Jain underwent a spinal operation throughout his bail interval.

Beside Satyendar Jain, AAP leaders Manish Sisodia, Sanjay Singh, and Vijay Nair are additionally in Tihar Jail.

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