ACB notice to Kapil Mishra in tanker ‘scam’
NEW DELHI: The Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) on Thursday sent a notice to Delhi water minister Kapil Mishra in connection with the alleged Rs 400-crore water tanker scam.
“We have sent notice to Kapil Mishra asking him to join the probe and inquiring why there was delay in action being taken in the matter,” ACB chief M K Meena said.
Earlier this week, a case was registered by the ACB in connection with the alleged water tanker scam linking former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit.
Mishra had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and lieutenant- governor ( L- G) Najeeb Jung recommending either a probe by Central Bureau of Investigation or ACB against Dikshit in connection with the alleged scam.
Meena said two complaints were received with regard to the ‘scam’ and those named in the complaints include Dikshit and chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. He said both Dikshit and Kejriwal will be quizzed.
Last week, the Delhi government had sent a report of a factfinding committee on the ‘scam’ to L-G Najeeb Jung.
Delhi BJP leader Vijender Gupta had also filed a complaint to Jung accusing Kejriwal of “suppressing” the committee’s report for 11 months.