NEW DELHI: Delhi police raided 37 locations in Haryana, Rajasthan and the nation’s capital on Monday, days after the Supreme Court ordered an investigation into the alleged collusion of Tihar prison officials with the jailed ex-promoters of Unitech Sanjay and Ajay Chandra.
In a statement, Delhi Police PRO Chinmoy Biswal said Crime Directorate teams carried out searches and seizure operations at the premises of Unitech founder Ramesh Chandra and jailed ex-promoters of the company, Ajay Chandra and Sanjay Chandra and their employees, as well as officials from Tihar prison. .
These searches and seizure operations were carried out by 37 teams in 37 different locations in Delhi, Haryana and Rajasthan, he said.
Searches and seizures were carried out at the home of the former director of Tihar prison number seven, the former deputy director, deputy directors, head guards and contract staff of Tihar prison, a- he added.
“The criminal branch team investigating the case collected evidence in the form of cell phones and also seized essential documents. Further investigation is underway,” the statement quoted Biswal.
On October 6, the Supreme Court ordered the suspension of the Tihar prison officers, the charges against them registered and a full investigation into their collusion with Sanjay and Ajay Chandra, based on the police commissioner’s report. from Delhi, Rakesh Asthana.
As a result, the criminal branch of the Delhi police on October 12 registered a case after 32 officials at Tihar prison were found to be accomplices of the two ex-promoters of Unitech. The FIR has been registered under the relevant sections of the Corruption Prevention Act and the Indian Penal Code, and an investigation has been initiated.
Former Unitech promoters had been moved from Tihar Prison here to Arthur Road Prison and Taloja Central Prison in Mumbai, following the Supreme Court order.
By order of the Supreme Court, the Delhi Prison Department suspended 28 prison officers after they were found to be accomplices of jailed former Unitech promoters Ajay Chandra and Sanjay Chandra.
According to the prison administration, 28 officials from Tihar prison number seven have been suspended while the services of two contract workers have been terminated. Two other officials were also suspended by the Delhi government.