New Delhi: A three-member committee headed by chief secretary (home) set up to look into the claims of jailed convict Sukesh Chandrashekhar against jailed minister Satyendar Jain and others has recommended an inquiry, finding the case to be of “serious” nature. specialized agency. During the investigation, the committee met Chandrahahar and officials of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigating the case, officials with knowledge of the case said.
The committee was inaugurated in November by Lieutenant Governor (LG) V.K. Founded by Saxena. In a letter to LG, the thief claimed to have given it away. ₹Satyendra gave Jain $60 million, paid security money to Tihar jail officials, and launched a CBI investigation.
According to an official familiar with the matter during the investigation, Chandrashekhar allegedly gave the money. ₹60 crore to Satyendar Jain ( ₹50 million for securing Rajya Sabha seats from Aam Aadmi Party. ₹10 million dollars as security money) will pay another amount ₹12.50 crore to the then Director General (Prisons) Sandeep Goel. Jain, who was jailed for money laundering, was the minister in charge of prisons (now with deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia).
According to the above-mentioned official, the committee recorded Chandrashekhar’s statement on November 14 and 15 at the Mandoli Jail where he is lodged. The thief said, “Rs 50 crore was paid in cash to Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot’s farmhouse in Asola Mines and CM Arvind Kejriwal was in full control of these financial transactions. CM Kejriwal also stayed with Jain and Gahlot at Hyatt Regency, Bhikaji Kama Place attended the organized dinner. ₹50 million dollars in 2017.”
In its report, which was reviewed by the HT, the committee, taking into account Chandrashekhar’s detailed statement and serious allegations of threats by prison officials, recommended the transfer of Ved Prakash (CJ-14 Mandoli Jail) and his colleague Deputy Superintendent Deepak and Asst. superintendent Ashok Meena and the transfer of superintendent Anita of the jail where Chandrashekhar’s wife is lodged.
It is unclear whether LG plans to recommend an inspection by a professional body.
Home secretary Ashwini Kumar, who headed the committee, did not respond to calls and text messages seeking his response.
Chandrasekhar is in jail for trying to cheat several people. He sent a letter to the LG in the first week of November to pay Jain and Goel. Urging the LG to direct the investigating agency to file a case against him, he wrote that the criminal is ready to present all the evidence to the investigating agency to prove his claim and to write a statement under Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code. (CrPC). Under Section 164 of the Penal Code, a written statement to a Magistrate is admissible to the court and cannot be withdrawn.
Later, the government formed a committee to conduct the investigation.
Inside Tihar, Jail Superintendent Ajit Kumar was suspended for allegedly giving special treatment to Satyendar Jain and D.G. Goel was transferred to the police headquarters.
The charge was rejected by Delhi chief minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, who called it “fabricated” and an attempt to suppress AAP’s growth in Gujarat and elsewhere.
An AAP spokesperson declined to comment.
Goel also declined to comment.