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CBI seeks LG’s nod to probe extortion charges against former jail minister Satyendar Jain

File picture of Satyendar Jain. PTI

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has requested permission from Lieutenant Governor V Okay Saxena to analyze allegations in opposition to former jail minister of the ruling AAP authorities in Delhi, Satyendar Jain for extorting cash from high-profile prisoners throughout his tenure.

The CBI has additionally sought permission to analyze Raj Kumar, the then Tihar Jail Superintendent Danics officer, who allegedly aided in extorting cash from one of many prisoners.

Jain and ex-Jail Superintendent Raj Kumar have been accused of extorting a big sum of cash from “high profile prisoners”, together with conman Sukash Chandrashekhar in change for cover in jails. The Tihar jail is underneath the AAP authorities’s jurisdiction.

The CBI claimed that it had proof that Satyendar Jain allegedly ‘extorted’ and obtained cash from Chandrashekar in numerous tranches to allow the alleged conman to dwell a peaceable and comfy life in jail.

Sources mentioned the CBI despatched the request for prosecution to the LG and sought permission to prosecute Satyendar underneath provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Earlier, the Supreme Court docket on November 6 prolonged the interim bail granted to AAP chief Satyendar Jain until November 24 within the cash laundering case. Jain has been in custody since Could final yr after the Enforcement Directorate hooked up properties price Rs. 4.81 crore belonging to 5 firms within the cash laundering case in opposition to him and few others.

Jain is accused of getting laundered cash by way of 4 firms allegedly linked to him. The ED case is predicated on a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) grievance registered on the allegation that Jain had acquired movable properties within the identify of varied individuals from February 14, 2015, to Could 31, 2017, which he couldn’t satisfactorily account for.

With ANI inputs.

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