New Delhi, Oct 12: The Delhi Police Crime Branch on Tuesday registered a case after 32 officers of Tihar Jail quantity 7 have been discovered to be complicit with Unitech’s imprisoned ex-promoters Ajay Chandra and Sanjay Chandra, officers stated on Tuesday. Delhi Police PRO Chinmoy Biswal stated the FIR has been registered underneath related sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act and the Indian Penal Code, and investigation has been taken up.
The Supreme Court had on October 6 directed suspension of Tihar jail officers, registration of case in opposition to them and full-fledged probe into their collusion with Sanjay and Ajay Chandra, based mostly on Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana’s report. A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and M R Shah had directed registration of circumstances in opposition to the Tihar Jail officers and different unknown individuals underneath the provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act and Indian Penal Code in opposition to these concerned within the collusion as per the report.
The apex courtroom had additionally directed that the officers of Tihar Jail who’ve been prima facie discovered to be complicit in the midst of the enquiry to be positioned underneath suspension and had additional directed the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to reply to the ideas which have been contained within the report submitted by Asthana, police stated. During enquiry, 32 officers of Tihar Jail quantity 7 have been discovered to be complicit with Ajay Chandra and Sanjay Chandra on this matter. Accordingly, letters have been despatched to the Director General (Tihar Jail) and Home Ministry for additional needed motion on this regard, Biswal added.
The former Unitech promoters had been shifted from the Tihar Jail right here to Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail and Taloja Central Jail, following a Supreme Court order. The courtroom had stated that two stories of the Enforcement Directorate concerning the conduct of Sanjay and Ajay and the connivance of Tihar Jail employees in flouting orders and undermining the jurisdiction of the courtroom have raised some critical and disturbing points.
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