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

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

March 02, 2024 04:18 pm | Updated 04:18 pm IST - New Delhi

Former Delhi Government Health Minister Satyendra Jain.

Former Delhi Government Health Minister Satyendra Jain. | Photo Credit: SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR

Delhi L-G 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 March 2.

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

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

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

Mr. 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.

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