CBI to ‘examine and verify’ allegations against Arvind Kejriwal by Kapil Mishra
There could be more trouble seems for Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal with the CBI saying it will examine allegations of corruption levelled by sacked minister Kapil Mishra. The CBI issued a statement after Mishra visited the agency’s headquarters on Tuesday.Updated: May 31, 2017 16:51 IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said on Tuesday it will examine the allegations of graft against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal leveled by former water minister Kapil Mishra, who was sacked last week.
“CBI received three complaints from Kapil Mishra on bribery and irregularities by Arvind Kejriwal and others in Delhi government. The complaints will be examined and verified,” CBI spokesperson RK Gaur said.
One complaint is against Arvind Kejriwal allegedly taking bribe of Rs 2 crore from Satyender Jain, officials said.
The second complaint is connected to health minister Jain who allegedly got a land deal for Kejriwal’s brother-in-law.
The third complaint is related to alleged foreign tour of five leaders of AAP. Raghav Chadha, Satyender Jain, Sanjay Singh, Ashish Khaitan and Durgesh Pandey
Mishra had also met lieutenant governor Anil Baijal on Sunday morning and then tweeted about sharing details of seeing Kejriwal taking illegal cash. While the LG has not reacted so far, it is not known if the CBI will launch an official probe into the allegation.
In January, the CBI registered a preliminary enquiry against Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and others in connection with alleged irregularities in AAP government’s social media campaign “Talk to AK”.
In April, the CBI registered preliminary enquiry to look into accusations of money laundering by Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain who allegedlyused shell companies to launder over Rs 4 crore. A preliminary enquiry is done to ascertain if the accusations merit a probe.