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ACB protecting Sheila in water tanker scam, says Kapil Mishra

delhipaper Updated: Jul 05, 2016, 12:39 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent

NEW DELHI: Delhi water minister Kapil Mishra was called for questioning by the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) on Monday in the Rs 400-crore water tanker scam that happened during former chief minister Sheila Dikshit’s tenure.

Mishra alleged that the ACB was all set to give a clean chit to Dikshit in the scam.

The AAP government in June 2015 had set up a five-member fact-finding committee to probe the alleged irregularities in hiring 385 stainless steel water tankers by the Delhi Jal Board in 2012.

The report, submitted to Kejriwal in August 2015, highlighted alleged corruption in the awarding of tenders. It recommended filing of a First Information Report (FIR) against Dikshit and a probe by the CBI and the ACB.

On June 20, the ACB registered an FIR not only against Dikshit but also against Kejriwal. Mishra is not named in the FIR but he was called for questioning.

The Aam Aadmi Party alleged that naming Kejriwal in the FIR and calling AAP government officials for questioning shows that the ACB is looking to implicate this government for a scam that they unearthed. Mishra also alleged that ACB officers were under fear of facing “the anger of Modi ji”.

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