By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 02, Nov 2022, 17:33 pm IST | UPDATED: 02, Nov 2022, 17:35 pm IST
On Wednesday morning, social media was flooded with photos of an edited poster featuring Arvind Kejriwal giving a massage to an unidentified person.
The poster was re-tweeted by Delhi BJP leaders Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, Kapil Mishra and others on Twitter. This added fuel to the already heated war of words between AAP and the BJP over 'corruption' charges and pollution issues.
Incarcerated conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar has written to Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena, alleging that AAP leader Satyendar Jain, who is lodged in Tihar Jail number-7, was threatening him through Director General Prison and jail administration to withdraw a complaint filed in the high court.
In his letter, Chandrashekhar claimed that he paid an amount of Rs 10 crore to Jain as "protection money'', and that he knew Jain since 2015. The conman claimed that he had contributed over Rs 50 crore to the party as he was promised an important position within the party in South India.
"I have been lodged in jail since 2017 and I have known, Mr. Satyendar Jain of AAP since 2015, and have contributed more than 50 crore to AAP on the promise of giving me an important post in the party in South Zone, and also helping me to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha following the expansion," a hand-written letter of Chandrashekhar, which was posted through his lawyer Ashok Singh, read.
"After my arrest in 2017 for the two-leaf Symbol Corruption case, I was lodged in Tihar Jail and was visited by Satyendra Jain, who holds the portfolio of jail minister, multiple times, asking me if I had disclosed anything related to my contribution to AAP to the investigating agency which arrested me," it read.
"Thereafter, in 2019 again I was visited by Satyendra Jain and his secretary and his close friend Sushil in jail, asking me to pay Rs 2 crore every month to him as ''protection money'' to live safely in the jail, and to get even basic facilities provided," it further read.
Also, he asked me to pay Rs 1.50 crore to DG Prison Sandeep Goel, who he said was a loyal associate of his. He forced me to pay, and a total amount of Rs 10 crore in a matter of 2 to 3 months was extorted from me through constant pressure. All the amounts were collected in Kolkata through his associate Chaturvedi. Hence a total amount of Rs 10 crore was paid to Mr. Satyendra Jain, and Rs 12.50 crore to DG Prison Sandeep Goel," it read.