Delhi court extends Sukesh Chandrashekhar’s ED


A Delhi Court on Friday extended the three-day remand of alleged conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar to Enforcement Directorate (ED). He was recently arrested in another case of extortion and money laundering.
He was arrested in an enforcement case information report (ECIR) registered by the ED for allegedly duping former promoter of Religare Enterprises Malvinder Singh’s wife Japna Singh of Rs 3.5 crore. According to the complainant, Sukesh Chandrashekar had called Japna M Singh by impersonating himself as a senior government official and extorted money from her.
The Patiala House Court’s Additional Session Judge Shailender Malik on Friday extended the custodial remand by three days and noted that the custodial interrogation of the accused is required to confront the persons and with the further revelation of evidence from various persons whose name Sukesh Chandrashekhar has disclosed persons involved in helping Sukesh Chandrashekhar inside the jail and outside the jail in running his extortion racket from inside the jail and transferring the proceeds of crime out of India.
ED while seeking an extension of the remand period stated that the custodial interrogation of the Accused would enable the investigating agency to ascertain and identify the funds laundered. His custodial interrogation is, therefore, required for an effective investigation of the case to bring the instant case to a logical conclusion.
Custodial interrogation of the accused is necessary to ascertain his complicity with Other key players involved in extortion and laundering the proceeds of crime and the modus operandi adopted with such other co-accused, stated ED in Court. The names of Bollywood actors Jacqueline Fernandez, Nora Fatehi and several others surfaced during the investigation of the Economic Offence Wing of Delhi Police and Enforcement Directorate.