Sunday, October 17, 2021

FIR registered in Delhi Police Crime Branch after 32 officials of Tihar Jail found to be complicit with former Unitech promoters

An FIR has been registered in Delhi Police Crime Branch after 32 officials of Tihar Jail were found to be complicit with former Unitech promoters Ajay Chandra and Sanjay Chandra during an enquiry. Delhi Police in a statement said that the FIR has been registered in Crime Branch under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act and Indian Penal Code, and investigation has been taken up in the matter. It said, letters have been sent to the Director General, Tihar Jail, Delhi and the Home Ministry for further necessary action in this regard. Sanjay and Ajay Chandra, who are in jail are accused of siphoning off home buyers’ money.
The Enforcement Directorate had, in a report to the Supreme Court, highlighted certain disturbing facts relating to the manner in which the premises of Tihar Jail was misused by the Chandra brothers in connivance with some Tihar Jail officials. Taking note of the ED report, the Supreme Court transferred both the Chandra brothers from Central Jail Tihar, Delhi to Arthur Road Jail, Mumbai and Taloja Central Jail, Mumbai. The Apex Court had also directed the Delhi Police Commissioner to make an immediate enquiry in the matter.

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