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Sandeep Goel, Former Tihar Jail head officer suspended.

The IPS officer was suspended after conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar alleged that he had paid ‘protection money’ to Goel for his safety in Mandoli jail.

Sandeep Goel, a senior member of the Indian Police Service and a former director general of the Tihar Prisons. He is currently facing suspension since Wednesday by the Union Home Ministry for suspected negligence.

On November 3, Goel, an IPS officer from the 1989 batch, was transferred to the Delhi Police headquarters. He was thus transferred from his position as the director of Delhi’s Tihar Prison. However, according to the Hindustan Times, he currently has no job.

Below is the tweet which includes the suspension letter:

The Suspension:

The ruling came after conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar claimed that he had given Rs 12.5 crore to Sandeep Goel. He claims that it is “protection money” for his safety in Mandoli jail. While the government is not saying why Goel is facing investigation. Chandrashekhar is currently in jail in relation to a money laundering case.

Goel, on the other side, had asserted that Chandrashekhar made the accusations because he had treated the prisoner sternly.

On October 7, Chandrasekhar stated in a letter to the lieutenant governor of Delhi, Vinai Kumar Saxena, that he had given Aam Aadmi Party leader Satyender Jain Rs 10 crore as “protection money.” Jain is also under detention since May 30 in connection with a money laundering case.

To check into claims that Jain was receiving special treatment in Tihar jail, Saxena formed a three-person committee. The committee claimed to have discovered CCTV evidence of Goel visiting Jain on October 6 in his cell. He was also conversing with him for at least 50 minutes after the prisoner lock-up period.

Do you think the the allegations made on the IPS officer are true or just for defamation. This is not the first we are hearing about prisoners in Tihar Jail paying money to officers for protection. In the past, there has been cases of prisoners bribing the officers for better treatment in jail.

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