“As of now Jain is lodged in Jail-7, Tihar. He is been threatening me through DG prison and jail administration, asking me to withdraw complaint filed in High Court, I have been severally harassed and threatened,” claimed conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar
Jailed extortionist Sukesh Chandrashekhar has claimed that he has paid Rs 10 crore to Aam Aadmi Party minister Satyendar Jain as “protection money”. In a letter addressed to Delhi Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena, Chandrashekhar said he had known the AAP leader since 2015.
He further reveals that he had paid Rs 50 crore to AAP as he was promised an important party position in South Zone.
He also accused that Jain pressurized him to pay Rs 10 crore for protection in Tihar Jail.
The revelations has been made in the letter written by Sukesh to VK Saxena, LG of Delhi.
In his letter, Chandrasekhar said, “This is to bring to your notice that I have been lodged in Delhi Jail, since 2017 for cases under Prevention of Corruption Act and few economical offences. I have been associated with AIADMK, Sasikala faction politically involved in Tamil Nadu and have been in business of construction, media, mining and corporate lobbying.”
“I have known, Jain of AAP Since 2015, and have contributed more than 50 crores to AAP in promise of giving me important post in party in South Zone, and also helping me to be nominated to Rajaya sabha following the expansion,” the conman alleged in his letter dated October 7.
Chandrasekhar in his letter also alleged that after his arrest in 2017 for the two leaf symbol corruption case, he was lodged in Tihar jail and was visited by Jain who holds the portfolio of Jail minister for multiple times, “asking me if I had disclosed anything related to my contribution to AAP to the investigating agency which arrested me”.
“Thereafter in 2019 again I was visited by Jain and his secretary and his close friend Sushil in Jail, and asking me to pay Rs 2 crores every month to him as protection money to live safely in jail, and to get even basic facility provided. Also he asked me to pay Rs. 1.50 crore to DG prison Sandeep Goel. Who he said was a loyal associate of his,” he alleged.
“He (Jain) forced me to pay and total amount of Rs 10 crores was extorted from me through constant pressure in a matter of two to three months,” he writes.
“All the amounts were collected in Kolkata through his associate Chatturvedi. Hence a total amount of Rs 10 crore was paid to Jain and Rs 12.50 crore to DG prison Sandeep Goel,” Chandrasekhar, who is also an accused in Rs 200 crore extortion case said.
He further said that during recent investigation by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), “I had complained about the racket run by DG and Jail administration, and also filed a writ in Delhi High Court of Delhi seeking CBI enquiry, where the court issued notice and the matter is scheduled for hearing next month”.
“Also last month during an investigation by CB1/ACB Div-5, I had disclosed all the details of amounts paid to Jain and AAP, and DG prison. But no action has been still initiated,” he said.
“As of now Jain is lodged in Jail-7, Tihar. He is been threatening me through DG prison and jail administration, asking me to withdraw complaint filed in High Court, I have been severally harassed and threatened,” he said.
He also requested the LG to order investigation agency to file a case on his complaint which has been also given to CBI.
Chandrasekhar also assured the LG that he shall all the evidence supporting his complaint against AAP’s Jain.
He also said that the truth has to be out, “as I am not able to keep it inside me anymore, I am being harassed by AAP and their so called honest government have to be exposed and shown that even in jail they are involved in high level corruption.
Jain, a Minister of AAP government in Dhi was arrested in May this year in connection with a money laundering probe involving hawala deals. The ED has also attached properties worth crores.