Delhi: Ex DG Sandeep Goel IPS Suspended After Extortion Claims By Conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar
The Union Home Ministry has suspended senior IPS officer Sandeep Goel (1989: AGMUT), the former Director General of Tihar Prison, for alleged neglect of duty.
- Ex-Delhi prisons chief Sandeep Goel suspended after extortion claims by conman Sukesh.
- Conman claimed he paid Rs 12.5 crore to Goel as “protection money” for his safety.
- The Ministry of Home Affairs issued an order on Wednesday night suspending Goel from service.
Goel has been instructed not to leave the office without first getting approval.
Last month, Goel was transferred to the Delhi Police headquarters from his position as director of Delhi’s Tihar Prison.
Sukesh Chandrasekhar, a con artist, allegedly claimed that he had paid the officer “protection money” to ensure his safety, leading to his dismissal from his position.
It should be noted that Sukesh has been incarcerated in relation to a case of money laundering involving 200 crore rupees.
In his letter to the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Chandrasekhar also asserted that he had given money to the jailed minister Satyendar Jain and the AAP for “protection money” and an “important” position in the party, respectively.
In 2019, Chandrashekhar claimed that Jain visited him in jail with his secretary and close friend Sushil and demanded that he pay Rs 1.5 crore to Goel, who he claimed was the minister’s “loyal associate,” as well as Rs 2 crore each month as “protection money” to “live safely” in the jail and receive basic amenities.
He claimed that Jain had forced him to pay Rs 10 crore within a couple of months.
He asserted that his Kolkata-based associate “Chaturvedi” was responsible for collecting the entire sum.
Thus, he wrote in the letter, “a total of Rs 10 crore was paid to Satyendar Jain and Rs 12.50 crore to DG Prison Sandeep Goel.”
In addition to telling the CBI about the money paid to both Jain and Goel, he claimed he had disclosed Goel’s involvement in a prison racket in a petition in Delhi High Court.