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Delhi assembly panel decides to summon Jung, Meena after legal opinion

They will be summoned for “questioning” in connection to five cases filed with the anti-graft branch by the 49-day AAP government in 2014.

delhi Updated: Jun 24, 2016 08:26 IST
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Rakhi Birla, also chairperson of the Petitions Committee, said the house panel decided to summon them after taking legal opinion on the issue.
Rakhi Birla, also chairperson of the Petitions Committee, said the house panel decided to summon them after taking legal opinion on the issue.(Hindustan Times File)

Delhi Assembly deputy speaker Rakhi Birla on Thursday said that L-G Najeeb Jung and anti-corruption branch (ACB) chief MK Meena will be summoned for “questioning” in connection to five cases filed with the anti-graft branch by the 49-day AAP government in 2014.

Birla, who is also chairperson of the Petitions Committee, said the house panel has decided to summon them after taking legal opinion on the issue.

The Petitions Committee of Delhi Assembly looks into complaints received from the public. A complaint was filed by AAP legislators to the Speaker on Wednesday, which was forwarded to the Petitions Committee.

The committee met on Thursday to deliberate on it and decided unanimously to summon Jung, Meena and investigation officers in the cases.

“In the meeting, we decided to summon the L-G, Meena and investigating officer (of the cases) after taking legal opinion on the issue,” said Birla, who is chairperson of the nine-member Petitions Committee.

Birla said this was a serious issue as “two former Central government ministers and one prominent industrialist” are involved in these cases.

On Wednesday, 12 AAP MLAs had gone to Raj Niwas, the L-G’s official residence, and demanded that an FIR be registered against Jung and Meena in these graft case. The AAP legislators also approached Speaker Ram Niwas Goel who forwarded the letters of Somnath Bharti and another MLA Rajendra Gautam, along with complaints received from common public, to the Petitions Committee of the Assembly.

(EOM)