: Is conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar on his way out of Tihar? #IndiaNEWS #India New Delhi: Conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar, who is lodged in Tihar Jail since April 2017 in connection with a Rs 200 crore extortion
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Is conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar on his way out of Tihar? #IndiaNEWS #India
New Delhi: Conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar, who is lodged in Tihar Jail since April 2017 in connection with a Rs 200 crore extortion case, is likely to be transferred from the high-security prison in the national capital to another jail out of Delhi following the latest development on his life threat plea in the Supreme Court.
During the last hearing on Friday, his counsel expressed the willingness of his client to shift from Tihar jail, saying he can even go to a jail in Andaman Nicobar islands.
However, the bench said that it is a tourist place.
We wont send you there as it is a tourist place. You can be sent to some other state, the court said.
The basic ground of his plea was that he is entitled to the security of his life, pointing out that there are threats to his life inside the jail.
Given the facts and circumstances, without entering into the rival contentions, it would be appropriate to transfer the petitioner to some other jail so as to allay the apprehension of all concerned, the apex court said in its order after hearing the arguments.
Now, as per the apex courts suggestion, the Centre has to come up with a decision on Monday regarding shifting of the celebrity conman from Tihar.
Unstoppable conman inside Tihar
32-year-old Chandrashekhar, a native of Bengaluru, faces 15 FIRs and his crimes were intended to lead a lavish life for which he duped people of several crores in Bengaluru and Chennai.
Chandrashekhar, who landed in judicial custody since April 28, 2017, was initially lodged in Jail No. 1 in Tihar before he was shifted to Jail No. 7, 4, 8, 3, 10 and 4. He returned to Jain No. 1 in January this year and has been lodged there ever since.
However, the irresistible tendency of his criminal mind was not settled even inside the high-security prison.
The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police has reportedly written to Tihar Jail authorities to take action against 82 jail officials who allegedly helped the multimillionaire conman by providing him luxury facilities inside the prison.
He even extorted over Rs 200 crore from the wife of a jailed billionaire on the pretext of helping her husband get out of prison.
During the extortion calls to the woman, Chandrashekhar posed as Union Law Secretary Anoop Kumar and offered help in getting bail for her husband.
In August 2020, he used a spoofing app to pretend that he was calling from then Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasads home. Interestingly, before disconnecting every call, Chandrashekhar used to say Jai Hind.
Allegations against Tihar officials
Chandrashekhar recently moved the Delhi High Court alleging that the Tihar prison authorities have extorted around Rs 12. 5 crore from him in the last two years.
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