Extortion case: Leena Maria Paul is remanded in detention for 15 days by a Delhi court

Leena Maria Paul

Extortion case: Leena Maria Paul is remanded in detention for 15 days by a Delhi court.A Delhi court sentenced actor Leena Maria Paul, Sukesh Chandrashekhar's partner, to 15 days in police custody for allegedly defrauding Aditi Singh, wife of former Ranbaxy promoter Shivinder Singh, of Rs 200 crore.The Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act has been invoked by the police (MCOCA).Session Extensions Judge Praveen Singh granted the Delhi Police's Economic Offences Wing (EOW) 15 days to question Leena Maria Paul in the case.

The police requested her remand in order to ask her about her travels with other accused to other states such as Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Mumbai, and others in order to reclaim and verify multiple properties purchased with proceeds of crime.Atul Kumar Shrivastava, a public prosecutor, claimed that Leena and Mukesh exploited hawala networks and constructed shell companies to hide the money.

Four other co-accused were arrested on Monday by the Delhi Police: Kamlesh Kothari, Arun Muthu, Joel Jose Matthews, and B Mohan Raj.Leena and two other co-accused were sentenced to 15 days in police custody, while the other two were sentenced to 7 days.In the alleged Rs 200 crore cheating case, the Patiala House Court sentenced Sukesh Chandrashekhar to 16 days in police custody on Saturday.

The Delhi Police's EOW has filed a FIR against Chandrasekhar for allegedly defrauding the spouses of former Ranbaxy promoters Shivinder Singh and Malvinder Singh of Rs 200 crore, in addition to continuing investigations in many other cases throughout the country.Malvinder and Shivinder Singh, former Religare promoters, are currently detained in Tihar jail.According to the police, at least two separate FIRs have been filed in the case so far, and 23 Deputy Superintendents were moved on August 17.Sukesh Chandrasekar, the accused, had defrauded Shivinder's wife Aditi Singh and Malvinder's wife Japna Singh of numerous crores of rupees, according to the investigation.

The ladies claimed they paid crores of rupees to Chandrasekar, who pretended to be an officer from the Union Law Ministry, to seek bail for their husbands and ensure their safety."I was assured that the Central government would be interested to work with my husband after making him an 'industry advisor' on COVID-related committees; he asked me to contribute to the 'party fund' and assured to set up a meeting either with the former law minister or home minister," alleged Aditi Singh.Japna Singh stated that she transferred Rs 3.5 crore to a Hong Kong-based account on July 28, 29, 30, and August 6, and that she has confirmation of the transactions.

Between August 7 and 8, the police set up a trap and detained two of Chandrasekar's associates, Pradeep and Deepak.Sukesh, who was lodged in Rohini jail; his two associates Pradeep Ramdani and Deepak Ramdani; two jail officials, deputy superintendent Subhash Batra and assistant jail superintendent Dharam Singh Meena; and three men, Komal Poddar, who is a manager at RBL in Connaught Place, and his two associates A and B; and two jail officials, deputy superintendent Subhash Batra and assistant jail superintendent Dharam Singh Meena; and three men.

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