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Kapil Mishra says Kejriwal has lots to hide, promises more details to ACB

Post his meeting with Delhi’s ACB with regards to the water tanker scam, sacked AAP minister Kapil Mishra kept up his attack on AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, questioning his silence

delhi Updated: May 16, 2017 12:04 IST
Prawesh Lama and Heena Kausar
Prawesh Lama and Heena Kausar
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra outside ACB office in north Delhi’s Civil Lines.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra went to the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) on Thursday and recorded his statement in the water tanker scam, promising to reveal more details in his next visit on Monday.

“I have shared all the information I have with the ACB. Kejriwal has lots to hide. I have never seen him so silent ,” he said, after his meeting with the ACB.

ACB officers said they have taken details from Mishra and have asked him to come again. Leaving the ACB headquarter after meeting Additional Comissioner of Police Alok Kumar, Mishra said he would go to the ACB again on Monday. “ I will go there again on Monday at 11 am with more details,” he told reporters.

Mishra, who has accused Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and health minister Satyendar Jain of corrupt practices, is on hunger strike since Wednesday.

Mishra began his protest to get the AAP government in Delhi to reveal details about foreign trips undertaken by five close associates of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, including Jain.

He said he would continue the hunger strike till the details are revealed.

Mishra, who was suspended from the Aam Aadmi Party on May 8, wrote another open letter on Thursday - third in three days.

The former water minister wrote that the party spread a lie that Ankit Bhardwaj, who allegedly tried to attack him on Wednesday, was from the BJP even though he claimed to be an AAP worker and associated with Jain’s Mohalla Clinic project.

“Even before the police could take him away, Sanjay Singh announced in a press conference that he is a BJP man and also released some photos. It all happened so quickly that it looks like you had all the details. You also retweeted it,” he said in the letter.

Mishra said the man had campaigned for the party in Mundka. An AAP official said the party will take action against Bhardwaj if found to be a party worker.

Mishra had earlier written a letter to the CM on Wednesday . “I am not seeking anyone’s resignation or any other political demand. I am only seeking information about foreign trips done by these five people. We were always told there was no money to fight elections. Then how did these people go on foreign trips?” he wrote.

The rebel MLA had earlier accused Kejriwal of accepting Rs 2 crore from his cabinet colleague Satyendar Jain. He also alleged that Jain had settled a Rs 50 crore land deal for the AAP chief’s brother-in-law.

Meanwhile, Ankit Bhardwaj, the man who allegedly attacked Mishra on Wednesday, is a chartered accountant who quit his work after getting inspired by Arvind Kejriwal’s politics, a senior police officer has revealed.

First Published: May 11, 2017 14:47 IST