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Delhi LG VK Saxena approves CBI investigation against Satyendar Jain for extortion

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

PTI New Delhi Published 02.03.24, 03:37 PM
Satyendar Jain

Satyendar Jain File photo

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".

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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.

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