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Nachiketa Kapur, not new to controversies

delhi Updated: Mar 17, 2011 23:48 IST
Aurangzeb Naqshbandi

Nachiketa Kapur, in the middle of a storm after WikiLeaks cable quoted him as saying a fund of Rs 50 crore has been formed to bribe MPs during the 2008 trust vote, is not new to controversies.

In 2008, the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) had passed strictures against him after the intelligence department gave an "adverse" report against him.

There were charges of submission of wrong information and his alleged involvement in human trafficking.

The ACC had stated that "he should not be considered for any post of sensitive nature".

Kapur was then former Union minister Renuka Chowdhury's officer on special duty (OSD). He was removed immediately.

The ACC stricture, however, didn't prove any "hindrance" for Kapur to assume the post of the deputy director general, protocol and media relations, with the CWG organising committee.

He was removed after the ACC order was made public.

Kapur has denied that he had worked with Satish Sharma.

"I am in the same party but I have not worked with him," he said.