AAP corruption charge: Delhi Lokayukta asks Kapil Mishra to record statement on May 19
The Delhi Lokayukta has sent a notice to Kapil Mishra asking him to record his statement on May 19. If Mishra is unable to appear before the Lokayukta, a court-appointed commissioner may be sent to record his statement.delhi Updated: May 11, 2017 23:11 IST
The Delhi Lokayukta has issued notice to sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra in connection with corruption allegations made by him against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and minister Satyendar Jain.
Lokayukta Justice Reva Khetrapal has asked him to appear on May 19 to record his statement pertaining to his allegations. The notice came after a petition was filed by the legal cell of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Seeking an enquiry into the matter, the petition filed by party’s legal team member Neeraj, an advocate, said both public functionaries have ‘abused their positions as such to obtain any gain or favour to themselves’.
Neeraj told HT that if Mishra is unable to appear before the Lokayukta, as he is sitting on fast, a court-appointed commissioner may go to record his statement.
The anti-corruption ombudsman may seek documents, which Mishra has given to Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to substantiate his allegations.
In its petition, the legal cell of Delhi BJP had relied on various media reports including the Hindustan Times.
“It is further submitted that till the time of filing this complain no clarification has come from Arvind Kejriwal or from Satyendar Jain regarding the transaction of R two crore in cash,” said the petition.
A day after his removal from the cabinet, Mishra, former water minister had alleged on Sunday that “he saw Jain giving R two crore to CM Kejriwal at his residence on Friday.”
“When I asked Kejriwal what (money) is this for, he refused to answer and said such things happen in politics and he will explain to me later,” he had said.
Mishra had also alleged that Jain had told him that he had settled a land deal for a Kejriwal relative at Rs 50 crore.
First Published: May 11, 2017 16:03 IST