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WHO IS CON-MAN SUKESH CHANDRASEKHAR?

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You have been most likely coming across a plethora of news articles, reports and even in social media posts about a man named Sukesh. A man who is infamous and notorious for being a high-profile alleged conman and fraudster. A common man with no strong connections and rich background suddenly becomes one of the richest and has celebrities fighting over him??? (Seriously?!).

What exactly went down for this to occur?

Let’s find out!

Sukesh Chandrasekhar is a well-known name in the Indian news for being a high-profile alleged impostor. Born on February 20, 1986, in Bengaluru, India, Sukesh has been in the news for several scams and frauds.

One of the most high-profile cases against Sukesh is related to the TTV Dinakaran bribery case. Sukesh was accused of attempting to bribe the Election Commission officials to help the then-All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader TTV Dinakaran win the RK Nagar by-election in Tamil Nadu in 2017. The case involved a sum of Rs. 50 crores (approximately USD 6.7 million), and Sukesh was alleged to have received the money from Dinakaran. Sukesh was arrested by the Delhi police in April 2017 and has been in custody ever since. Apart from the TTV Dinakaran bribery case, there have been other instances where celebrities have been allegedly involved with Sukesh. For example, in 2020, Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning in connection with a money laundering case. It was alleged that she had received funds from Sukesh, who was the main accused in the case.

Though it is important to note that these are only allegations and rumours, and there is no concrete evidence linking the celebrities to Sukesh or his scams. Moreover, it is essential to be careful while making accusations against anyone, especially in a sensitive case like this.

Sukesh has been accused of several other financial frauds and scams, including cheating a Hyderabad-based businessman of Rs. 2.5 crores (approximately USD 330,000) in a fake gold coin scam, cheating a woman of Rs. 1.6 crores (approximately USD 215,000) in a housing loan fraud, and cheating a man of Rs. 1.2 crores (approximately USD 160,000) in a lottery scam. He has also been accused of being involved in a high-profile extortion case in which he allegedly extorted money from a businessman by impersonating the secretary of the Tamil Nadu Chief minister. Sukesh’s father, Chandrasekhar, is also known to be involved in several illegal activities. He has been accused of running a multi-crore extortion racket in Tamil Nadu, and several cases have been registered against him in various police stations across the state.

Sukesh’s modus operandi usually involves duping people by offering them high returns on their investments or by posing as a high-ranking government official or politician. He is known to have a network of associates who help him carry out his fraudulent activities. In addition to his criminal activities, Sukesh has also been in the news for his luxurious lifestyle. He is known to own several high-end cars, including a Lamborghini, a Rolls Royce, and a Mercedes Benz. He also owns a posh house in Bengaluru’s Koramangala area.

In 2021, Sukesh made headlines when he was caught with a mobile phone inside the prison where he is a suspect of extorting money from politicians, celebrities and businessmen, and allegedly duped pharma company Ranbaxy’s former holder Shivinder Mohan Singh’s wife Aditi Singh of Rs 200 crore. The Delhi police registered a case against him, and he was shifted to a high-security prison in Tihar.

Sukesh’s case has once again emphasized the issue of financial fraud and the need for stricter laws to tackle such crimes. It is important to be cautious when investing money and to do proper due diligence before trusting anyone with your hard-earned money.

In conclusion, Sukesh Chandrasekhar is a well-known name in the Indian news for his alleged involvement in several financial scams and frauds. He has been accused of duping people of their hard-earned money by posing as a high-ranking government official or politician. His case has once again highlighted the need for stricter laws to tackle financial fraud and the importance of being cautious while investing money.

RIYA NATH. B.A. (HONS.) GERMAN. DELHI UNIVERSITY

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