Mini fridge, imported chocolates, perfumes: Tihar jail probes ‘special delivery’ for Unitech owners

Security personnel guard a gate the Tihar jail, in New Delhi.

Neighbourhood News Desk:  Six cellphones, bottles of perfume, imported chocolates, 73 packets of ready-to-eat food and biscuits — these were some of the items recovered from an SUV at t he jail number 1 parking lot within the Tihar jail compound. On Wednesday evening, when a senior jail officer found the items inside a Toyota Innova and questioned the driver’s identity, the man said his name was Vikrant Mahant. Questioning revealed he was an employee of Ajay and Sanjay Chandra, owner-directors of the real estate firm Unitech Ltd.

Chandra brothers have been in prison since April last year for allegedly duping over 500 home buyers in a proposed housing project in Gurgaon. Prison officers had another surprise waiting for them. When they went to inspect a room inside the jail where two brothers have been allowed by the Supreme Court to negotiate the sale of properties to pay off investors, they found more perfume bottles, chocolate boxes, one mini refrigerator, two cell phones, two cordless phones and two desktop computers.


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