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Water tanker scam: ACB calls Mishra for questioning

Mishra said his complaint is against Kejriwal. The ACB had registered an FIR in the alleged irregularities related to the water tankers during the Congress regime in 2012.

delhi Updated: May 22, 2017 23:44 IST
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Kapil Mishra has been asked to meet the case investigating officer around 11 am on Tuesday, ACB chief MK Meena told reporters. This will be Mishra’s third visit to the ACB.
Kapil Mishra has been asked to meet the case investigating officer around 11 am on Tuesday, ACB chief MK Meena told reporters. This will be Mishra’s third visit to the ACB. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

The anti-corruption branch on Monday called asked water minister Kapil Mishra to join the investigation into the 2012 water tanker scam.

Mishra has been asked to meet the case investigating officer around 11 am on Tuesday, ACB chief MK Meena told reporters. This will be Mishra’s third visit to the ACB.

“I am the main complainant in the case. I have submitted all documents and given a detailed statement. The ACB had interrogated CM Arvind Kejriwal’s private secretary Bibhav Kumar. They may have some queries and clarification related to Kumar’s questioning,” said Mishra, confirming that he has been asked to join the probe.

Mishra said his complaint is against Kejriwal. The ACB had registered an FIR in the alleged irregularities related to the water tankers during the Congress regime in 2012.

The tanker scam hit headlines early this month after Mishra filed the complaint against Kejriwal, accusing him of the shielding the water mafia and scuttling the report of the fact-finding committee into the scam.

The former minister claimed Kejriwal’s close associates Bibhav Kumar and Ashish Talwar(party’s former Delhi incharge) was allegedly behind delay in the submission of a report into the scam by the five-member committee.

On May 8, when Mishra went to the ACB to lodge his complaint, he had posed for photographs outside and showed a sealed envelope he reportedly later submitted to the ACB.

The envelope’s cover read, “Confidential. Role of Arvind Kejriwal and his close associates in tanker scam.”

In August last year, the anti-graft unit had questioned former CM Sheila Dikshit in connection with the case.

Speaking to a news agency, the former Delhi CM denied any wrongdoing and said Mishra’s going to ACB was an internal dispute of the Aam Aadmi Party.

 Kejriwal is yet to join investigation. The party has also denied any wrongdoing in the case.