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    Delhi L-G nod for CBI probe against Satyendar Jain in Sukesh's extortion complaint

    The Hawk
    March2/ 2024
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    Delhi LG sanctions CBI probe against Satyendar Jain for alleged extortion, involving money laundering accused Sukesh Chandrashekhar. Jain faces accusations of demanding Rs 10 crore as "protection money", with a former Tihar jail director also implicated.

    Satyendar Jain

    New Delhi: Delhi LG V K Saxena has granted sanction for a CBI probe against former minister Satyendar Jain in a complaint of extortion filed by money laundering accused Sukesh Chandrashekhar, officials said on Saturday.

    Jain is accused of extorting Rs 10 crore from Chandrashekhar as "protection money".

    A former director general of Tihar jail was also accused in the matter, the Raj Niwas officials said.

    The LG has given his nod for a CBI inquiry against Jain under Section 17A of the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act, they said.

    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.