Anti-corruption branch ‘visits’ Kejriwal kin in ‘PWD scam’
The ACB has registered three FIRs in which Bansal has been accused of submitting forged bills to get bills cleared from the PWD for a work.delhi Updated: May 23, 2017 23:38 IST
The anti-corruption branch (ACB) ‘visited’ Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s late brother-in-law’s house in connection with the FIR registered at the ACB in the alleged Rs10 crore PWD scam.
A team of ACB officers visited Surender Bansal’s residence and in two other offices of promoters on Monday night and Tuesday afternoon to collect documents related the alleged fraud.
The ACB has registered three FIRs in which Bansal has been accused of submitting forged bills to get bills cleared from the PWD for a work.
Apart from Bansal and his promoters, the FIR also names senior PWD officials. Bansal died a natural death at a city hospital on the day the FIR was registered.
Delhi government officials have denied the allegations. A senior government official had earlier told HT that the case was related to a private individual.
“We had to take details related to Bansal’s company. Our team also visited the offices of the other promoters who did the PWD work and have been named in the FIR. The documents will be analysed,” said an ACB official.
ACB chief Mukesh Meena was not available for any comments despite repeated phone calls. Sources said the agency has seized hundreds of documents.
The cases were registered on the complaint of Rahul Sharma, founder of Road Anti Corruption Organization (RACO) who used RTI documents to get bills submitted by Bansal’s firm related to a construction work in north west Delhi’s Bakoli village.
Sharma had submitted the documents accusing Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal of using his influence to clear the bills. Sharma in his complaint had accused Bansal of taking PWD contracts of around Rs 10 crore. During preliminary inquiry, ACB officers also found out that a bills submitted by Bansal’s firm, which exist only on paper.
Last week, ACB officers visited the PWD headquarters in ITO and took documents related to the construction work. 6 senior PWD engineers who involved in the awarding the construction work and clearing the bills have also been question