CWG scam: AAP government orders FIR
Arvind Kejriwal's metropolis government, on weekday directed its Anti-Corruption Branch to lodge Associate in Nursing FIR within the Rs. 90-crore street light-weight project for the 2010 Commonwealth Games within which a panel headed by a former CAG had indicted the then Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.
After a cupboard meeting, senior Minister Manish Sisodia aforesaid the ACB has been told to conduct a radical probe into the scam as there are "strong findings" in it by CAG and Shunglu Committee.
"The ACB has been directed to conduct Associate in Nursing freelance and thorough investigation and take action. ACB can file FIR within the case. Our motive isn't to focus on a selected person," Sisodia aforesaid. Registration of Associate in Nursing FIR is that the initiative within the filing of formal charges. Today's move was certain to needle its ally Congress.
Law Minister Somnath Bharti aforesaid variety of Commonwealth Games connected comes that were enforced throughout the reign of Dikshit are probed by the ACB that functions underneath the metropolis Government.
This is the second move against Dikshit by Kejriwal government in the week. On Monday, it had counseled to President Pranab Mukherjee to issue Associate in Nursing "advisory" to Dikshit supported a Lokayukta order for alleged wrongdoings in grant of conditional regularisation certificates to unauthorised colonies in 2008.
The Lokayukta had counseled supplying of informative to caution her against repetition such wrongdoings.
Sisodia aforesaid investigation into the road lighting scam was closed at the amount of preliminary inquiry tho' there have been "strong findings" within the case by CAG and Shunglu Committee.
The Shunglu Committee and CAG in their reports had mentioned regarding flouting of ordered down rules at the instance of Dikshit in subsidisation of contract to bound companies for acquisition of street lights. Dikshit had vehemently rejected findings of the reports.
"It was powerfully mentioned within the reports that a lot of ineligible firms were created eligible through back doors and contracts got to them. The then government had wasted Rs. 31 crore," alleged Sisodia.
After taking up, Kejriwal had proclaimed that his government can investigate all corruption cases, notably the CWG scam.
In the 70-member metropolis Assembly, eight Congress MLAs ar giving outside support to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government that presently has twenty seven MLAs when expulsion of rebel politician Vinod Kumar Binny. the govt has conjointly been given outside support by a Janata Dal(United) MLA Associate in Nursingd an freelance.