‘Proof’ against Arvind Kejriwal forwarded to anti-graft branch by LG

New Delhi: In a bid to start investigation on ex minister Kapil Mishra’s allegation that CM Arvind Kejriwal took bribe of Rs 2 crores, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has forwarded ‘evidence’ submitted by Mishra against the chief minister to the anti-corruption branch of the Delhi Police.

Baijal summoned ACB chief Mukesh Meena and directed him to submit a report within a week.

Incidentally, Kejriwal had objected to Meena’s appointment, in 2015. Officials said that the LG has ordered probe in the matter related to the water tanker scam only. On his part, Mishra made fresh allegations against Kejriwal.

He alleged that a Rs 50 crore ‘deal’ was ‘arranged’ for Kejriwal’s brother-in-law and a ‘bogus bill’ of Rs 10 crore was made to ‘favour’ Kejriwal’s brother-in-law. He also alleged during the Punjab polls there was massive corruption in ticket distribution, including supply of liquor, and AAP leader Sanjay Singh was involved in lobbying for overseas funding. He said he had sought an appointment with CBI on Tuesday to register a complaint.

Mishra had met the LG on Sunday after alleging that he had seen Kejriwal receiving Rs 2 crore from health minister Satinder Jain. He alleged Kejriwal had deliberately delayed the investigation into Rs 400-crore ‘water tanker scam’ of 2013 to ‘shield’ former Congress chief minister Sheila Dikshit.

This was despite a probe committee constituted by the AAP government in 2015 finding corruption, Mishra claimed. The issue involved procurement of GPS enabled tankers by the Dikshit government in 2010 for supply of water to unauthorised colonies that did not have proper pipelines.

The probe committee formed by the AAP government later found that there were ‘discrepancies’ in the procedures involved in awarding tenders for the tankers.

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