SC seeks reply from Centre and State government on shifting conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar to other prison in country
The Apex Court has today asked for the response from the Centre and the Delhi government on the pleas of the conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar who has been requesting authorities for shifting him from the Mandoli jail to any other prison in the country.
The bench of Justice Ajay Rastogi and Justice CT Ravikumar, who have been hearing two different petitions of Chandrashekhar, have instructed the conman for moving a representation to jail authorities for increasing his visiting hours so that he can talk to his lawyers in length about the details of the case.
The lawyer of Chandrashekhar, has claimed that he was assaulted in Mandoli jail, which is also evident from his medical records. The lawyer also said that the conman was facing a threat to life in the prison.
The Plea by Sukesh says that there are about 28 cases which are pending against him in six cities across the country and he needs atleast 1hour to meet his lawyers every day as against the 30 minutes each twice a week provided.
The counsel of Chandrashekhar said after Sukesh disclosed that Rs 10 crore was allegedly extorted by Delhi’s Jail minister Satyendra Jain, he is facing a threat to his life in jail.
The AAP has denied the allegation.
Earlier in August, the Supreme Court had directed the authorities to transfer Chandrashekhar and his wife from Tihar Jail to Mandoli Jail in the national capital.
Seeking transfer to any prison outside the national capital, both Chandrashekhar and his wife had apprehended threat to their lives.
Chandrasekhar had alleged in his plea that his life and safety were under threat from some prison officials in Tihar.
However, the Enforcement Directorate, probing the money laundering case against him, had proposed that he be transferred to Mandoli jail.
This was accepted by the Court.
Chandrashekhar then moved the Court again, this time seeking transfer to some other jail not manned by the current Delhi Director-General of Prisons, which was declined by the Apex Court today.
Chandrashekhar was arrested for cheating and extortion besides money laundering charges.
The Supreme Court had in July asked the imprisoned conman to reveal the names of Tihar jail officials to whom he made payments amounting to over Rs 12.5 crores to secure a lavish lifestyle inside the jail.
It had passed the order on a plea filed by Chandrashekhar and his wife, alleging a threat to their lives and seeking a transfer to a prison outside Delhi.
Chandrashekhar is lodged in jail on charges of alleged money laundering and duping several people.
In an affidavit filed earlier by Director General (Prisons), Delhi Prisons, it was said that the contents of Mr. Chandrashekhar’s application that he was assaulted in jail are vehemently denied as totally and wholly false and fabricated for the ulterior motive of seeking transfer to another prison to repeat his misdemeanours and offences.
On June 20, the ED had made some startling revelations against Mr. Chandrashekhar that he indulged in money laundering, extortion, impersonation of public officials including those holding constitutional posts, and had opposed his plea for prison transfer outside Delhi.
The probe agency has sought to intervene in the plea filed by Chandrashekhar and his wife.
The agency named several TV and Bollywood personalities with whom the alleged conman has contacts and used to give them expensive gifts.