Kapil Mishra fires ‘hawala’ charge at Kejriwal, Jain files defamation case

Sacked AAP leader Kapil Mishra launched another attack at AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal claiming that the party had received funds through hawala channels. AAP leader Satyendar Jain filed defamation case against Mishra while party leader Sanjay Singh trashed Mishra’s allegations saying he was reading the BJP script.

delhi Updated: Jun 10, 2017 16:47 IST
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In a third attack at Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, sacked minister Kapil Mishra claimed that AAP had received funds through ‘hawala channels’. (Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

The national capital saw yet another politically charged day, as Kapil Mishra came out with a fresh round of claims against AAP while Delhi minister Satyendar Jain filed a defamation suit against him and BJP-SAD MLA Manjinder Sirsa.

Sacked Aam Aadmi Party minister Kapil Mishra on Friday, continued his string of allegations against the party claiming in his latest ‘expose’ that AAP had received money through ‘hawala’ channels. At Friday’s press conference, Mishra used a power point presentation to back his claim that the party received funds from dubious shell companies. The ‘revelations’ came a day after a Delhi businessman claimed that he owned four companies that had provided funds to the party.

“The letter head of companies, who gave donation to AAP are forged. I challenge Arvind Kejriwal to tell Income Tax Department that the donation was received from Mukesh Kumar. Mukesh Kumar’s company is a bank defaulter. How can he donate Rs 2 crore to Aam Aadmi Party?” Kapil Mishra said at the press conference.

Trashing claims by Mukesh Kumar that he had donated Rs 2 crore to AAP, Mishra said it had been plotted by Arvind Kejriwal to conceal the identity of Hem Prakash Sharma, who is director in several companies. “Mukesh Kumar’s company is also VAT defaulter. Instead of paying VAT to Delhi government, the company donated money to party. Delhi government had issued notice to SKN associates, which later donated money to Aam Aadmi Party,” he added.

Mishra also questioned why the Delhi chief minister had not bother answer his allegations. He added that Kejriwal will have to “leave the country” if the details of foreign trips by AAP leaders were revealed. He also alleged that the chief minister had been opposed to the demonetisation of currency notes as it hampered his ‘hawala transactions’.

Meanwhile, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain filed a defamation case against Mishra and MLA Manjinder Sirsa at the Tis Hazarai Dustrict court. Reacting to Kapil Mishra’s fresh allegations, AAP leader Sanjay Singh said, “Goebbel’s theory at play. Same lie is being repeated to prove it as the truth.”

Jain added that the Rs 2 crore funds had been received through legitimate channels and alleged that the BJP-ruled Centre was using the power at its disposal to corner the party. “Centre has all agencies at its disposal. We are open to probe. Country is watching how the BJP targeting AAP,” he said.

In a separate press meet, AAP leader Gopal Rai announced a reorganisation plan to strengthen the party’s booth presence. He announced that AAP will begin ‘mera booth sabse majboot’ initiative and hold state-level convention on May 21 at Punjab Bagh.

First Published: May 19, 2017 16:33 IST