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Delhi Court takes Cognizance of Chargesheet against conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar & wife

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Aayushi Srivastava

Published On: November 3, 2021 at 18:38 IST

The Delhi Court has taken cognizance of the charge sheet against 14 Accused, including conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar, his wife Leena Maria Paul in an alleged cheating case of Rs 200 crores.

Additional Sessions Judge Praveen Singh stated, “I have perused the charge sheet. From a perusal of the charge sheet, I find that Prima Facie commission of an offence under section 170/384/386/388/419/420/406/409/186/353/468/471/506(2)/120 B IP and section 66 D of IT Act as well as section 3 and 4 of MCOC Act is taken.”

In a suspected cheating case worth 200 crores, the Delhi Police Economic Offence Wing (EOW) issued a charge-sheet against 14 people, including conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar, his wife Leena Maria Paul, and others.

The charge sheet was filed under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act (MCOCA). 

According to the EOW, Leena, Sukesh, and others set up shell businesses to hide the revenues of crime. The EOW of the Delhi Police made an FIR against Chandrasekhar for allegedly defrauding the wives of erstwhile Ranbaxy promoters Shivinder Singh and Malvinder Singh of ₹200 crores.

The EOW has expanded its probe into the case of extortion by Rohini jail inmate Sukesh Chandrasekar for allegedly duping spouses of erstwhile Religare founders Malvinder and Shivinder Singh, who are presently in Tihar jail.

 So far, at least two distinct FIRs had been filed in the matter. According to the investigation, the Accused defrauded Shivinder’s wife Aditi Singh and Malvinder’s wife Japna Singh of crores of rupees. The ladies alleged that they had paid lakhs of rupees to the conman acting as a Union Law Ministry officer in order to secure Bail for their husbands and ensure their safety.

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