In a letter to Delhi LG VK Saxena, conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar has accused Delhi minister Health Minister Satyendar Jain of extorting Rs 10 crore as 'protection money' inside Tihar Jail. Sukesh also alleged that he has contributed about Rs 50 crore to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). In a letter to the Delhi LG VK Saxena on October 7, Sukesh claimed to have known Jain since 2015. Chandrashekhar further says that he has so far paid Rs 10 crore to Jain and Rs 12.50 cr to DG prison Sandeep Goel.
“After my arrest in 2017, I was lodged in Tihar Jail and was visited multiple times by Satyendar Jain, who held the portfolio of jail minister... In 2019 again, I was visited by Jain, whose secretary asked me to pay Rs 2 crore every month as protection money and to get basic facilities inside the jail,” Chandrashekhar claimed in his hand-written letter.
Chandrashekhar is currently lodged at Delhi’s Mandoli jail. He was arrested for allegedly extorting money from high-profile people, including former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh’s wife Aditi. He was shifted from Tihar jail to Mandoli Jail in Delhi in August this year after he made repeated requests for a transfer to another jail. He claimed he had received death threats from within the Tihar jail.
This month, he again approached the Supreme Court with a request to shift him from Mandoli jail. However, the Supreme Court declined to entertain his plea.