If the movie trade have been to search for a spicy new script, it might cease its search with Sukesh Chandrashekhar, a flamboyant conman now incarcerated in Tihar Jail.
Chandrashekhar, 33, who has a fetish for luxurious automobiles and counts Bollywood’s prime actors as his pals, has stored the police and varied different investigative businesses on their toes, as his tryst with prison actions has refused to die down even inside the confines of jail.
He’s presently lodged in Tihar’s Central Jail No 8 in reference to a Rs 200-crore cash laundering case.
He has claimed that some officers at Tihar Jail extorted Rs 12.5 crore from him, following which he and his spouse, have sought a shift to a jail outdoors Delhi, citing a risk to their lives. The Supreme Court docket is listening to this matter on Tuesday. Chandrashekhar was arrested in 2017 by Delhi Police for allegedly taking bribe from AIADMK chief TTV Dhinakaran, for getting a beneficial verdict within the two leaves image case from the Election Fee of India.
On the time of his arrest in 2017, police had described him as a ”flamboyant conman having a fetish for luxurious automobiles”.
Born in Bengaluru, he has instances of dishonest and unlawful cash laundering towards him in Enforcement Directorate, Central Bureau of Investigation, Chennai Police and Bengaluru Police.
After his arrest in 2017, police had recovered Rs 1.30 crore in money and two luxurious cars– a BMW and a Mercedes– from him.
One of many automobiles additionally had ‘MP’ written on it, thereby hinting that he used to pose as an MP to dupe individuals.
Identified for his dialog abilities, he used to drive round in automobiles with crimson beacon to point out those that he workout routines affect in political circles. He knew a political chief and used that chief’s identify to con individuals.
Chandrashekhar is married to actress Leena Maria Paul, who featured in Bollywood movie ”Madras Cafe”, and was arrested in 2013 right here by a staff of Delhi and Chennai Police.
The ‘conman’ and Leena have been arrested on the fees of duping Canara financial institution in Chennai of Rs 19 crore. On this case, Chandrashekhar had posed as an IAS officer, with Leena as his aide.
Whereas Leena was arrested from Delhi, he was held from Bengaluru in reference to that case after the actress had given police a tip-off about his whereabouts.
She had claimed that he had befriended her on the pretext of modelling affords.
He’s an alumnus of the Bishop Cotton Faculty in Bengaluru and an MBA dropout. He had floated an organization within the identify of King Funding and had made Rs 2000 crore by duping individuals by the agency.
Whereas in Bengaluru, he had even posed because the grandson of DMK chief M Karunanidhi and allegedly conned individuals. He used to purchase luxurious automobiles by the cash he earned by conning individuals.
Chandrashekhar’s fascination for Bollywood beauties noticed him attempting to lure Sri Lankan magnificence Jacqueline Fernandez by showering costly presents on her and her relations together with money that have been allegedly earned by dishonest high-profile individuals together with former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh’s spouse Aditi Singh.
He’s alleged to have conned Aditi Singh and her sister by posing as a senior official of the regulation ministry.
An intimate image of Fernandez with Chandrashekhar had surfaced on the web in January, with the actor requesting media to not flow into footage which intrude her privateness.
Fernandez has additionally been questioned by the ED in reference to a cash laundering investigation involving Chandrashekhar and others. Nora Fatehi has additionally been questioned in the identical case.
As has been the case with how a number of high-profile crimes have been deliberate within the jail complicated, Chandrashekhar ran his community whereas being lodged in Rohini Jail, a truth additionally corroborated by the ED. In November final 12 months, the Delhi Police had advised a court docket right here in a cost sheet that Chandrashekhar was utilizing high-end cell phone purposes to spoof the landline numbers of presidency authorities to extort a big sum of cash from a number of people from inside Rohini jail.
Attributable to his behavior of allegedly bribing jail officers, he has been shifted from one jail to a different. He has stayed in Mandoli, Rohini jails and is presently lodged in Jail no 8, the place he was shifted lately from Jail No 3, after he was allegedly discovered ”handing over” some papers to a medical assistant at Tihar Jail, who was then caught sending them to his associates on WhatsApp.
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