Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung’s office on Thursday defended its role in the The Connaught Hotel case, saying the matter was dealt with “strictly as per rules” and all established procedure was followed in forwarding the representations received by different people in the case.
Jung’s office gave a clean chit to Delhi Police and termed the allegations of ‘patronage’ to main accused Ramesh Kakkar by AAP leaders as ‘frivolous’.
“The murder is a grave tragedy for the family of Late Mr. Khan. Everyone understands that the claims of the Aam Aadmi Party are frivolous and therefore the attempt to draw political mileage from this tragedy is sad,” a statement from the L-G office said.
On news report that the L-G office wrote to NDMC chairman against MM Khan in May 17, a day after he was killed, the L-G’s office said the letter had been duly processed on May 16, prior to the death of Khan.
“The letter dated May 17 was issued in the normal course, without the knowledge of Khan’s death,” it said.
Jung’s office also gave a clean chit to the Delhi police even as AAP leaders raised questions over the investigations in the MM Khan murder case.
“The Delhi Police has arrested seven people within 24 hours and further investigations are on. Further, on receipt of a proposal from the chief minister, the Lieutenant Governor promptly approved a compensation of `1 crore to the family of the deceased officer,” the statement said.