Social media has been flooded with videos of conman Sukesh breaking down in cell as cops seize his expensive Gucci sandals, branded jeans and cash.
A surprise raid was conducted inside the cell of Sukesh Chandrasekhar based on inputs that the conman was living a “luxurious” life inside the Mandoli Jail in Delhi, according to the Prisons Department. Jail officials said Wednesday they recovered cash, jeans worth Rs 80,000, and Gucci footwear worth lakhs from Sukesh’s cell.
Leaked CCTV footage from the jail shows jail officials conducting a raid in his cell and Sukesh weeping as they seize his expensive belongings. In the video, five to seven personnel are seen entering Sukesh’s cell as he is resting. They start opening the bags and conducting the raid as Sukesh is seen standing in a corner. In another video, he is seen weeping.
Originally lodged in the high-security Tihar jail, Sukesh Chandrashekhar and his wife Leena Paul were shifted to Mandoli Jail in August 2022 after he moved the Supreme Court seeking his transfer to a prison outside Delhi, citing a threat to his life.
Sukesh has been jailed on charges of alleged money laundering and extorting several people. While in Tihar jail, he had accused top jail officials of running an extortion racket and accepting crores in bribes from him.
The Facts of the Matter
Authorities conducted a surprise inspection of the jail cell of Sukesh Chandrasekhar, a well-known conman, on Thursday.
Earlier today, news agency ANI shared CCTV footage from inside Mandoli jail, which revealed some of the expensive items owned by Sukesh, including a Gucci sandal worth Rs. 1.5 lakh and two pairs of jeans worth Rs. 80,000.
Conman Goes Through Routine Surprise Inspection
During the inspection, officials searched through Sukesh’s belongings, and he could be seen standing in a corner of his cell while they did so. After they left, he was seen crying and wiping tears from his eyes.
This type of inspection is a routine procedure meant to uncover contraband such as weapons or narcotics that may have been smuggled into the cells of inmates.
CCTV Footage Shows Sukesh Crying
Leaked CCTV footage captured the jail officials conducting the raid in Sukesh’s cell, with the conman seen weeping as they seized his expensive possessions. The video depicts five to seven personnel entering Sukesh’s cell as he rested, rummaging through his bags and belongings.
Meanwhile, Sukesh is seen standing in a corner, seemingly resigned to his fate. In another video, he is captured weeping inconsolably.
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#WATCH | Luxury items found in conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar’s jail cell. CCTV visuals from Mandoli jail shared by sources show Sukesh after raids caught items in his jail cell.
(Source: Mandoli Jail Administration) pic.twitter.com/Fr77ZAsGbF
— ANI (@ANI) February 23, 2023
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— News24 (@news24tvchannel) February 23, 2023
The prison authorities have announced that they will investigate and act against whoever leaked the CCTV footage of Sukesh Chandrasekhar. Sukesh and his wife, Leena Paul, were originally held at Tihar jail, but they were moved to Mandoli Jail in August 2022.
81 Tihar Jail Officials Alleged of Corruption by EOW
Sukesh has been charged with money laundering and extortion, having allegedly victimized numerous individuals. While he was detained at Tihar jail, he accused top prison officials of running an extortion racket and accepting millions in bribes from him.
According to the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police, these officials in return provided him with mobile phones and other amenities that enabled him to communicate with his associates outside the prison. In July of last year, the EOW charged 81 Tihar jail officials with corruption.