Following the order by the highest court, the Union government is meant to apprise it about the name of the jail where the couple may be shifted
The Supreme Court is scheduled to contemplate on Monday a plea by alleged conman from Bengaluru Sukesh Chandrashekhar, lodged in Tihar jail here to shift him and his spouse to a jail outside Delhi, seeable of alleged threat to their lives.
Following the order by the highest court, the Union government is meant to apprise it about the name of the jail where the couple may well be shifted.
Taking up his plea on Friday, a bench of Justices A S Bopanna and Vikram Nath had said, "In the facts and circumstances, without moving into the rival contentions, it might be appropriate to transfer the petitioners to another jail so to allay the apprehension of all concerned."
The court had then fixed the matter for consideration on Monday enable the Centre to require a call on appropriate jail where they will be transferred.
The jailed couple's counsel had said that since many prison officials are under arrest for taking ‘protection money’ from him, the jailed couple is facing threats from other officials. The court was requested to shift the couple to any prison of its choice.
The counsel said the accused were willing to be shifted even to the Andaman jail.
The 32-year-old is in jail after his arrest last year during a case of alleged cheating and extorting money from some prominent people, including former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh’s wife Aditi Singh.
The accused used the name of the retired judge of this court to urge some favour. He forged passes of MPs and car registration numbers and therefore there are an oversized number of cases against him and the bail wasn't granted by this court, one in all the probe agencies had said.
A number of Bollywood actresses and models have also been questioned during this 2021 case by the ED for his or her alleged links to Chandrashekhar.
The ED, in April this year, had placed Chandrashekhar under arrest within the 2017 case of bribery of the committee allegedly involving former AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran and others.