CBI seeks LG's permission to probe extortion charges against AAP's Satyendar Jain
PTC News Desk: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has asked Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena for permission to investigate allegations that Satyendar Jain, former jail minister in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government, extorted money from high-profile prisoners during his tenure.
The CBI has also asked for permission to investigate then Tihar Jail Superintendent Danics officer Raj Kumar, who is accused of aiding in the extortion of money from one of the prisoners.
Jain and ex-Jail Superintendent Raj Kumar are accused of extorting large sums of money from "high profile prisoners," including conman Sukash Chandrashekhar, in exchange for prison protection. The AAP government has jurisdiction over the Tihar jail.
The CBI claimed to have evidence that Satyendar Jain allegedly 'extorted' and received money from Chandrashekar in various tranches in order for the alleged conman to live a peaceful and comfortable life in jail.
According to sources, the CBI sent a request for prosecution to the LG, requesting permission to prosecute Satyendar under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Previously, on November 6, the Supreme Court extended the interim bail granted to AAP leader Satyendar Jain in the money laundering case until November 24.
Jain has been in custody since May of last year, when the Enforcement Directorate seized property worth Rs. 4.81 crore belonging to five companies in a money laundering case against him and a few others. Satyendar Jain is accused of laundering money through four companies linked to him.