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Extortion Case: CBI Seeks Delhi LG Saxena's Permission To Probe Allegations Against Satyendar Jain

As per media reports, an allegation of extorting a large sum of money from several "high profile prisoners" in exchange for providing them protection in jails under the  AAP government's jurisdiction has surfaced against the jailed AAP leader Satyendar Jain

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Senior Aam Admi Party (AAP) leader Satyendar Jain
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In connection with an alleged extortion case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday appealed for Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena's permission to probe allegations levelled against the jailed minister Satyendar Jain. The senior Aam Admi Party (AAP) leader and former Delhi minister has been in judicial custody in a money laundering case since May 2022.

What is the allegation against Satyendar Jain?

As per media reports, an allegation of extorting a large sum of money from several "high profile prisoners" in exchange for providing them protection in jails under the  AAP government's jurisdiction has surfaced against the jailed AAP leader Satyendar Jain and former Jail Superintendent Raj Kumar. The list of the inmates includes conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar as well.

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According to CBI, they have "source information" that Jain allegedly "extorted and received Rs 10 crore from jail inmate Chandrashekar in various tranches during 2018-21 either himself or through his accomplices, as protection money," to enable the alleged conman to live a peaceful and comfortable life in jail.

Extortion racket in Delhi jails

Moreover, CBI also alleged that "a high level corruption and extortion racket" was being run in the jails of Delhi where former Director General of Prison Sandeep Goel and then Additional Inspector General of Prisons Mukesh Prasad, other offices and accomplices "worked as a syndicate" for the racket.

The agency alleged Goel and Mukesh Prasad also extorted Rs 12.50 crore from Chandrashekar.

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"The amounts were extorted and received by them in various tranches during 2019-22 either themselves or through their accomplices, as protection money, so as to enable inmate Sukesh Chandrashekar to live peacefully and comfortably in jail," CBI alleged.

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