Alleged conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar wrote a new letter to Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena claiming that arrested AAP leader Manish Sisodia is lodged in a "VVVIP" ward of Delhi’s Tihar Jail which has “wooden flooring” in addition to other amenities.
Chandrasekhar was recently arrested in a fresh money laundering case linked to duping of former Religare promoter Malvinder Singh's wife. He was presented before a Delhi court yesterday. According to a report by the Indian Express, he alleged that, "Mr. Manish Sisodia is lodged in Ward No. 9 of Jail-1, which is a VVVIP ward in all of Tihar Jail. It’s a special ward for high profile of VIP prisoners which is almost 20,000/- sq.ft. gated special ward in where only 5 cells are present."
He also said that the jail had wooden flooring and all amenities including "an exclusive large garden to walk around, a special badminton court, and a dining area”. Countering the allegations made by AAP that Sisodia was lodged with "serious criminals" or gangsters, he said, “only few old inmates and sevadars” had been lodged with Sisodia “for his comfort”.
“This ward has till date housed VIP/high profile inmates like Suborotho Roy of Sahara, Mr. Kalmadi, Mr. Amar Singh, Mr. A. Raja and recently Sanjay Chandra of Unitech, and I myself was lodged in the said ward from 2017/2018 on the instructions of Satyender Jain,” he said.
He further urged the Lt governor to urgently intervene regarding the false stories being spread by the Aam Aadmi Party regarding Sisodia. “Sir, Mr. Sisodia is being well taken care in this VVVIP ward, and all these allegations are well planned and orchestrated by Mr. Kejriwal, Satyender Jain and the jail administration,” he alleged, adding that an urgent enquiry must be initiated on VVVIP facilities currently given to Sisodia.
Meanwhile, Sisodia sent a message from the Tihar jail, saying imprisonment may pose difficulties for him but it cannot break his spirit. "Saheb, you can trouble me by putting me in jail, but you cannot break my spirit. The British rulers also troubled the freedom fighters but their spirits did not break -- Manish Sisodia's message from jail," read a tweet in Hindi from the AAP leader's official Twitter handle.
(With inputs from PTI)