The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government on Saturday filed an interim application in the Delhi high court against the appointment of Mukesh Kumar Meena as the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) chief.
The application is in the petition filed by the Delhi government against the ministry of home affairs notification.
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said on Friday Meena was currently under the scanner for an alleged hawala racket.
Last week, retired Delhi Police inspector Jawahar Lal had filed a complaint with Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, accusing joint commissioner of police Meena of embezzling Rs 20 lakh in a curtain purchase scam during his tenure as the principal of the Police Training College in the national capital.
The face-off between the Centre and CM Kejriwal has paralysed the city-state's anti-corruption arm , casting shadows over a key promise that the AAP leader had made to his voters. Kejriwal, who stormed to power in February this year, had promised to deliver a corruption-free government in Delhi.
The Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) has neither registered a case nor made any arrests since June 8, when Delhi's chief administrator LG Najeeb Jung picked his man, Meena, to head the unit, triggering a fresh round in the worsening turf war between the Centre and the state government.