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Court junks plea in complaint against Kejriwal, his relative

The court junked the application of Kejriwal’s relative Surender Kumar Bansal, saying the criminal complaint against him and the chief minister is still at the stage of consideration. An NGO, Roads Anti-Corruption Organisation (RACO), had sought FIR against Delhi CM in an alleged scam

delhi Updated: Mar 16, 2017 23:42 IST
HT Correspondent
An NGO had levelled charges of corruption against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and his brother in law Surendra Kumar Bansal
An NGO had levelled charges of corruption against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and his brother in law Surendra Kumar Bansal (Arun Sharma/HT Photo)

A Delhi court on Thursday dismissed a plea by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s brother-in-law for transfer of a criminal complaint filed against him and the AAP chief in the alleged PWD scam to another court, saying it was “not maintainable”.

The court junked the application of Kejriwal’s relative Surender Kumar Bansal, saying the criminal complaint against him and the chief minister is still at the stage of consideration before a metropolitan magistrate and no FIR has been lodged till date.

“There is no ground to adjourn the proceedings as the present application is per se not maintainable. The matter being still at the stage of consideration under section 156 CrPC and admittedly no FIR has been registered by any agency till date, the present application is dismissed,” the court said and sent back the case file to the magisterial court.

A criminal complaint has been filed by the founder of the Roads Anti-Corruption Organisation (RACO) Rahul Sharma and its general secretary Viplav Awasthy seeking a direction to police to lodge an FIR against Kejriwal and Bansal, who is the proprietor of a construction firm.