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Sukesh Chandrashekar has 34 criminal cases pending against him, most of which have trials pending. He is reported to have carried out a 215 crore money heist while being in prison by duping Ranbaxy’s Shivinder Mohan Singh.
The Supreme Court today sought a response from the Central Government and the Delhi Government in the plea filed by alleged Conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar to be transferred from Mandoli Jail to any other prison in the country.
A bench of Justices Ajay Rastogi and CT Ravikumar has thus passed the order in a plea by Chandrashekhar.
In August, the Top Court had ordered the shifting of Chandrashekar, who is facing trial in a money laundering case, to Mandoli Jail from Tihar Jail, wherein he alleged a threat to his life.
A division bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Sudhanshu Dhulia had then directed that Chandrashekar should be shifted within a week. The order was passed in a plea filed by Chandrasekhar, wherein, the court had clarified that the said order also applied to Chandrashekhar's wife Leena Paulose.
Notably, while arguing against Sukesh's request, ASG SV Raju had informed the bench that Chandrashekar is seeking to be shifted out of Tihar Jail for oblique purposes.
On the other hand, Senior Advocate R Basant, appearing on behalf of Chandrasekhar, had told the court that his client was being extorted in Jail.
Earlier, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had informed the Supreme Court that Chandrashekar impersonated Law Secretary and Home Secretary to call the judges. He had further informed the court that models visited Chandrashekar in jail with the help of authorities, however, action had been taken against them.
Chandrashekar is currently undertrial for allegations by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and it has seized a luxurious sea-facing bungalow in Chennai, Rs 82.5 lakh cash, and over a dozen luxury cars in connection with a money laundering case against him.
Case Title: SUKASH CHANDRA SHEKHAR @ SUKESH and Anr vs. UNION OF INDIA and Anr
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