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Delhi Court sends actor Leena Marie to 15-day police remand over extortion case

Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police arrests the partner of Sukesh Chandrashekhar Leena Maria in connection with the case related to allegedly duping the wife of former Ranbaxy promoter Shivinder Singh's wife Aditi Singh, in New Delhi  (ANI)Premium
Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police arrests the partner of Sukesh Chandrashekhar Leena Maria in connection with the case related to allegedly duping the wife of former Ranbaxy promoter Shivinder Singh's wife Aditi Singh, in New Delhi  (ANI)

The police have invoked the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against the accused people

A Delhi court on Monday granted 15 days police remand to actress Leena Maria Paul, partner of Sukesh Chandrashekhar in connection with a case related to allegedly duping Aditi Singh, wife of former Ranbaxy promoter Shivinder Singh for 200 crore. On Sunday, the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police had arrested Paul.

Earlier on Saturday, the Patiala House Court sent Sukesh Chandrashekhar to 16-day police remand and two other co-accused to 5-day remand

The police have invoked the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime (MCOCA) Act against the accused, a senior police officer said, adding that further investigation into the matter is underway.

He said Paul allegedly helped Chandrasekhar in duping former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh's wife Aditi Singh.

An FIR was registered on August 7 after Aditi Singh informed police that a man posing as a senior official of the Law Ministry in June last year had offered to help her secure bail for her husband, who was in jail at that time, in return for money.

Shivinder Singh was arrested in a money laundering case related to alleged misappropriation of funds at Religare Finvest Ltd (RFL) in 2019.

According to the police, Chandrasekhar, an accused in 21 cases, including the Election Commission bribery case, had made the call to Aditi Singh and he was arrested in August.

At the time of the incident, Chandrasekhar was lodged in Delhi's Rohini jail and was running an extortion racket from behind the bars.

The police had also arrested his two associates who operated for him from outside the prison along with two senior officials of Rohini jail for aiding Chandrasekhar.

During the course of investigation, the police had found that a manager of a bank in Connaught Place and his two associates were involved in the dubious transactions for circulation of funds and arrangement of cash and the three were subsequently arrested, a senior official said.

Additional Commissioner of Police (Economic Offences Wing) R K Singh said Chandrasekhar's associates revealed that they were helped by Rohini jail officials.

"An assistant jail superintendent and the deputy superintendent of Rohini Jail were found involved in the racket and they have admitted to have helped the accused. The two jail officials were also arrested," the police had said.

 

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