Tihar officials helping Unitech promoters will be suspended, SC orders

New Delhi, 6/10: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed a detailed probe into the nexus between Tihar Jail officials and jailed Unitech ex-promoters Sanjay and Ajay Chandra brothers based on a report by Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana. . A bench of Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice MR Shah directed registration of criminal cases against the officials of Tihar Jail and other unidentified persons under relevant provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act and IPC.

The bench also directed the suspension of the Tihar Jail officials against whom cases would be registered and said that the suspension would remain in force till the proceedings against them were continued. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had revealed that the Chandra brothers were running their business from the jail.

The top court also directed the Home Ministry to comply with the suggestion given in the report of Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana regarding increasing the jail management. The court has also ordered to send a copy of this report to the ministry for compliance.

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