The Delhi Police’s Financial Offences Wing has arrested 5 senior jail officers for allegedly serving to conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar extort cash from former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Singh’s spouse Aditi Singh.
In August this yr, Aditi registered an FIR with the Delhi Police, alleging that she was cheated of Rs 200 crore by a person posing as a Dwelling Ministry official and promising assist along with her husband’s circumstances. Her husband and brother-in-law have been arrested by the EOW in October 2019 for allegedly inflicting losses to the tune of Rs 2,397 crore to Religare Finvest Ltd.
Chandrashekar was arrested from Rohini jail together with his associates in reference to the case. The police additionally arrested two jail officers, deputy superintendent Subhash Batra and assistant jail superintendent Dharam Singh Meena, for allegedly serving to run the extortion racket from contained in the jail.
Chandrashekhar, his lawyer B Mohan Raj, actress Leena Paul, her supervisor Joel Jose Matthews, Kamlesh Kothari, who helped Sukesh purchase a bungalow in Chennai, and Arun Muthu, who helped him purchase luxurious automobiles, have since been slapped with the stringent Maharashtra Management of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA). The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has additionally recorded statements of actors Jacqueline Fernandes and Nora Fatehi in reference to the extortion case.
Throughout the investigation, EOW officers stated they discovered that assistant jail superintendent Meena is without doubt one of the “fundamental conspirators”.
“After arresting Meena, we have been checking CCTVs, cellphone data and different technical proof after we discovered that he was allegedly operating the extortion racket and lots of jail officers have been concerned. These officers have been seen interacting with Chandrashekar regularly. We discovered that they obtained cash from Chandrasekhar’s associates. They’d usually vacate the barracks for Chandrashekhar to make extortion calls and have his meals. Particular postings and deployment could be performed to assist the accused,” stated a senior police officer.
On Tuesday, two jail superintendents, Sunil Kumar and Surinder Chandra Bose, two deputy jail superintendents Mahendra Prasad and Lakshmi, and assistant superintendent Prakash Chand have been arrested from Rohini Jail.
RK Singh, the Further Commissioner of Police (EOW), stated, “They have been actively concerned in coping with the principle accused, Chandrasekar, within the extortion case. They’ve been offering all services to him for over a yr to make use of a cellphone and preserve data.”
Chandrashekar is lodged at Tihar Jail, the place officers have since elevated safety by putting in greater than 55 CCTVs round his ward. Two personnel from the Tamil Nadu Particular Police (TNSP) and two jail wardens have additionally been deployed to maintain a test on him around the clock.