The Aam Aadmi Party government may call the action against women and child welfare minister Sandeep Kumar ‘prompt’. But Om Prakash, who claims to have uncovered the “scandal”, says the “objectionable” CD was provided to the government over a fortnight ago.
“The CD was delivered to me by an unknown man, four five days ago. It was in a bag with some other official documents and a letter which said that this is the reality of your MLA,” Om Prakash told HT on Thursday. “The man told us that he had approached the Delhi CM with the CD and a formal complaint almost 20 days ago, but there had been no action in the case,” he said. PWD minister Satyendar Jain, however, denied it saying the CD was received only on Wednesday evening.
Soon after the report of dropping Kumar from the cabinet was out, Prakash appeared before the media to talk about how he stumbled upon a sex CD allegedly showing Kumar with two different women in a video and a set of pictures. “Once we (him and other shopkeepers from Sultanpur Majra) realised what was there in the CD, we decided to hand it over to the Lieutenant-Governor’s office. It was finally submitted on Wednesday around 11 am,” said Om Prakash.
Om Prakash is a wholesaler of wood coal in Sultanpur Majra - Kumar’s constituency. He has been operating there for the last 35 years. Though he claims to be a block president of Congress, the party has denied any association with him. Delhi Congress spokesperson Sharmistha Mukherjee said, “Om Prakash is not a Congress worker. Once upon a time, he might have been a party member. What I heard is that he is actually a close associate of Sandeep Kumar.”