Yet again, the Delhi Police and the Delhi government sparred with each other after allegations of corruption were raised against police commissioner BS Bassi in the Delhi Assembly on Friday.
The Aam Aadmi Party legislators demanded a CBI probe against Bassi in a case of allotment of a flat in a cooperative group housing society in Rohini. The matter was raised the assembly by Greater Kailsah MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj.
Bharadwaj alleged that Bassi got a flat allotted in the society by flouting rules in collusion with the officers in the Registrar of Cooperative Societies in 1989.
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said he has sought details from Registrar of Cooperative Societies. “I had called for related files. I was told some files have gone missing,” said Sisodia. The leader of opposition Vijender Gupta, who represents Rohini seat, defended the police commissioner stating that the allegations were politically motivated.
Bassi, however, challenged the Delhi chief minister for an open debate on the issue.
Speaking at a press conference, Bassi dismissed all the allegations. He said that in 1989, after 12 years of service, he had taken a departmental loan of Rs 2 lakh. “At that time, I could only pay the remaining amount of Rs 35,000-Rs 40,000. “The flat was legitimately allotted to me. When I had applied for the property, I did not know whose property I will get. It was a matter of chance that the membership of the man, whose property I was allotted, was dismissed by the society’s general body,” he said.
On allegations of undervaluing the property rate while selling the flat to his brother, Bassi said, “No property in Delhi can be registered by undervaluing the property rates. My property rate was above the circle rate when my brother purchased it from me.”
Earlier in the day, Bassi had accused the AAP government of indulging in a “vicious propaganda” and said that he will take the “cheats” to the “graveyard”.
The AAP legislators also demanded action against Bassi for his ‘graveyard’ comment.