The Center is set to move Sukesh Chandrasekhar, who is currently in Tihar, to the East Delhi Mandoli Jail, following a Supreme Court order on June 17 on the 33-year-old’s petition for life threatening in Tihar Jail.
Additional Solicitor General (ASG) SV Raju, appearing on behalf of the Center, said that Chandrashekhar could be shifted to Mandoli after the bench noticed that Justice CT Ravikumar and Sudhanshu Dhulia had not “whispered” to the vacation seat of the Center or the Delhi government. Applicants can be moved to any prison.
“This (Mandoli) is a different prison. It is managed outside the paramilitary forces,” Raju said, but stressed there was no need to evacuate him.
“My submission is that he is currently under CCTV surveillance.
The bench observed the advice of the legal officer in its order and the other vacation bench adjourned the matter to June 30 to consider and pass appropriate orders. By asserting an alternative jail, it has made it clear that the Center will not be deprived of its argument opposing Sukesh’s transfer from Tihar Jail.
On June 17, the Supreme Court ordered the transfer of Sukesh Chandrasekhar to another jail, alleging that he was threatened with life and had lodged a complaint with the Delhi police last month in connection with the assault by jail officials. A prison that regularly paid for itself. Chandrasekhar asserted that it was a protection money for his own safety, but claimed that it had bribed him to ensure that he could use mobile phones and other facilities to carry out his criminal activities outside the jail.
The Center, the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) and the Tihar Jail have objected to evacuation from Tihar.
Chandrashekhar was first arrested by Delhi Police in 2017 on charges of defrauding AIADMK leader ₹2 crores in the pretext of helping a politician to preserve the party’s two-leaf mark by bribing election commission officials. When he was placed in the Rohini Jail in Delhi between July 2020 and September 2021, the police received a complaint in August 2021 that he had defrauded the wife of former Ranbaxy promoter Shivinder Mohan, Aditi Singh. The ED has told the Supreme Court that Chandrasekhar has paid for acting as legal secretary Anup Kumar and home secretary Ajay Bhalla. ₹215 crores to get her husband out of jail. Special Cell of Delhi Police is currently investigating a large number of jail and police officers on charges of cooperating with Chandrasekhar.
Senior advocate R S Bashend, appearing on behalf of Sukesh, said, “There are 34 cases pending against me in Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. No matter where I live, it makes no difference. It is dangerous that I continue in Tihar.
Since Sukesh’s wife, Lina Paulos, has also sought a transfer from Tihar, senior lawyer Arjit Prasad, who appeared on his behalf, told the court that Mandoli would not be a suitable prison under the same regime that controls Tihar Jail.
The bench said, “You want to suggest that the defendant has the right to choose which prison he should be in.” The court has shown the June 17 order that it will transfer to any other jail and not to a jail outside Delhi. When Basant told the court that he did not intend to stay in Port Blair or Northern Ghaziabad, the bench asked, “Are you safe in Ghaziabad?”
The petitioner has been allowed to file an objection to the advice of ASG Raju.
The ED had previously applied for a review of the June 17 order, which is a complete attempt by the applicants to leave Tihar after the changes were implemented, and repeated by the arresting officers to ensure that the prisoners’ activities were not met.
Although the ASG pointed out that the appellant’s life-threatening concern was not real, the court did not place any order on the two petitions. He cited the Tihar DG affidavit filed two days ago, which falsified the petitioner’s statement that he was assaulted by prison staff inside the jail on May 14. A report of doctors who examined him the same day concluded there was “no external injury.” However, the applicant did not appear before the High Court for this critical part of the hospital report.
Raju told the court that he was committing all kinds of illegal activities by bribing prison officials using the jail premises.