New Delhi [India]: The prime accused in a Rs 200-crore money laundering case, Sukesh Chandrashekhar, jailed conman, has written to Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena regarding “mental harassment and threats” by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and former Delhi minister Satyender Jain. Sukesh Chandrashekhar has alleged that the AAP leader was harassing him to withdraw complaints filed against him and others associated with them.
Chandrashekhar, in his letter to the Lieutenant-Governor, alleged that “I have been severely threatened and harassed by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Satyender Jain, through the Jail Administration and their loyal jail staff. One month back when I was lodged in jail-14, Mandoli, Satyender Jain, deputed his confidant staff, such as Rajender, Superintendent and Jay Singh, Deputy Superintendent, to threaten me and to again start extorting me but I was very firm that I would not succumb to their threats and pressure.”
Sukesh Chandrashekhar alleged that last week Jain had given him “a final opportunity” to accept their demands and to hand over all evidence against them in my possession to him. On December 31, Chandrashekhar received this message through jail-14 Superintendent Rajkumar. He added that Jain offered him a seat in the Karnataka assembly elections and sand mining contracts in Punjab in exchange for withdrawing all statements given to the high-powered committee and media and asked him to hand over all the chats, screenshots and voice recordings against them.
“He (Jain) further warned that if I do not agree then, he will make sure I will be transferred from one jail to another in Mandoli and will be tortured and harassed in a way that I, myself would be driven to a stage of committing suicide or will face the same fate like Sushant Singh Rajput, and the case will be closed and further he gave me 48 hours’ time to decide, or else prepare to face the music,” Chandrashekhar alleged in his letter made available through his advocate Anant Malik.
On January 7, Chandrashekhar alleged that he was transferred to jail-13 from jail-14 for no reason. “This jail-13 is a jail where heinous hardcore criminals and gangsters are lodged, comparatively to jail-14 where I was previously lodged. The strength of jail-14 was 250 and the strength of jail-13 is 1600,” he said.
Chandrashekhar, in his letter, urged the LG to hand over the probe (investigation) in his case to a central agency as he alleged that the matter is becoming serious and “Kejriwal and mainly Jain are panicking and would go to any extent, and their real colours have to be exposed in public.”
In a statement, ED has said Chandrashekhar is a “known conman”. From the age of 17, he started cheating people by imposing himself as senior government official over calls. In 2007, even before he turned 18, he tried duping over 100 people on the pretext of getting their work done by the Bangalore Development Authority, by posing as a high-ranking bureaucrat. However, authorities succeeded in exposing him.
“Chandrasekhar is the mastermind of this fraud. He has been part of the crime world since the age of 17. He has multiple FIRs against him…,” the ED said about the Rs 200-crore extortion case.
Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) had earlier registered an FIR against Chandrasekhar for allegedly duping the spouses of former promoters of Ranbaxy, Shivinder Singh and Malvinder Singh, of Rs 200 crore. There are over 20 other cases of extortion registered against the conman who operated a racket from inside his jail cell.