Extortion case: MHA nod to CBI inquiry against Jain

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday accorded sanction for a CBI inquiry against jailed AAP Minister, Satyendar Jain, under the Prevention of Corruption (POC) Act, for allegedly extorting Rs. 10 crore from notorious conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar, who was then lodged in Tihar Jail.

Delhi LG, VK Saxena in February this year, had sent the proposal of the CBI to MHA for granting approval to prosecute/ investigate Jain u/s 17A of PoC Act.

The CBI had claimed last year that it had proof that Satyendar Jain allegedly ‘extorted’ and received money from Chandrashekar in various tranches to enable the alleged conman to live a peaceful and comfortable life in jail.

Jain, a former home minister in the Kejriwal government, was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case in May 2022 and is lodged in Tihar jail.

Roy Walsh

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