Recently, Jacqueline Fernandez and Nora Fatehi were in talks because of their connection with the conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar. After the questioning of actors Jacqueline Fernandez and Nora Fatehi, the case involving multimillionaire conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar has taken another twist, this time over the matter of his stay in Delhi’s Tihar Jail.
Written by Shivangi Chawla
As per the sources in the Enforcement Directorate, it is believed that Sukesh Chandrasekhar, who is facing prosecution in multiple cases including a Rs 200 crore money laundering case, paid a bribe of Rs 1 crore every month to Tihar Jail officials for unrestricted access to luxury amenities and freedom to have female guests over.
Moreover, It is stated that apart from Jacqueline Fernandez and Nora Fatehi, the conman also received visits from other supermodels and Bollywood actresses in jail. Chandrasekhar, meanwhile, has written to jail authorities complaining of harassment and discrimination. The letter alleges that Chandrasekhar is not being allowed to meet his wife.
Sukesh Chandrashekhar and his wife, actress Leena Maria Paul, were recently arrested by the ED under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) over an alleged extortion racket being run from jail. The couple was already in Delhi Police custody and lodged in jail following a complaint by the spouses of jailed Ranbaxy promoters Shivinder Singh and Malvinder Singh.
In the FIR, Shivinder Singh’s wife Aditi Singh had alleged that Chandrasekhar conned her of Rs 200 crore pretending to be a government official. Chandrasekhar allegedly said that he could ensure Shivinder’s bail. The Delhi Police also alleged that Chandrasekhar and his wife used hawala routes and shell companies to park the proceeds of the alleged crime overseas.
Sources in the Enforcement Directorate told that Sukesh Chandrasekhar ran the extortion racket out of a “plush office” in Tihar Jail and sometimes used the “office” of jailed Unitech Group owner Sanjay Chandra, whom the conman allegedly got close to. Sanjay Chandra and his brother Ajay Chandra were later shifted to jails in Mumbai on the orders of the Supreme Court after two ED reports highlighted “the connivance of Tihar Jail staff in flouting orders.”
Sources added that Chandrasekhar’s wife Leena Maria Paul had “open access” to her husband’s “office” and used to visit him regularly without any entry being recorded in the register. As per sources, Leena Paul said in her statement that the “office” had a television, fridge, sofa, and mineral water bottles.
The conman also allegedly threw “chicken parties” in jail to which women were invited. Sources further alleged that supermodels and actresses visited the conman in jail.
He sought access to the television set and said his wife was being allowed to meet him only once every two weeks, instead of once every week as specified in the jail manual. The letter added that other inmates had been warned against speaking to him, leading him to be “mentally disturbed”.
“I am mentally tortured and being bullied in the jail. I am soon going to file an affidavit in this respect before the Supreme Court. I am already undergoing medical treatment at jail hospital and I am disturbed. I have been double-locked and the authority is keeping a watch on me through four CCTV cameras. I don’t understand why,” reads the letter.
“I want to meet my wife Leena Maria Paul. As per jail manuals, the family visit is allowed. I should be allowed to meet my wife every week to mentally support her,” it adds.