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Delhi government has no power over Anti-Corruption Branch: Najeeb Jung’s latest order

Says orders passed by Meena, which Vigilance overturned, cannot be challenged

Written by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Published: July 4, 2015 1:21 am
Najeeb Jung, Delhi governor, Anti-Corruption Branch, arvind kejriwal, Director of Vigilance, Delhi news, india news, nation news, news Jung also stated that Meena’s orders could not be challenged since “they are under legal and valid authority”, sources said.

Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday issued a five-page order emphasising that the Delhi government has no jurisdiction over the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB). This comes three days after the Directorate of Vigilance annulled three orders issued by Joint Commissioner of Police M K Meena, recently appointed as head of the ACB, and asked him to refrain from passing such orders in the future.

In the order dated June 30, Director of Vigilance Sukesh Kumar Jain had stated that “any work order can be passed only after obtaining the approval of the head of department, that is, director of vigilance”. Sources said Jung, in his order, questioned the stand taken by Jain.

“According to Jung’s order, the communication issued on June 30 by the Director of Vigilance is of no consequence. His (Jain’s) communication would have no impact or bearing on the functioning of Meena,” the source said.

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Jung’s order also gave full authority to Meena, sources said. Jung also stated that Meena’s orders could not be challenged since “they are under legal and valid authority”, sources said.

A senior ACB officer had said that Meena had issued three orders on June 29. “In his first order, Meena had appointed Inspector K K Mishra as his Section Officer (SO). In his second order, he asked the SO branch of ACB, which comes under Additional Commissioner of Police S S Yadav, to send all documents to him directly,” the officer said. In his third order, he appointed another inspector, Brijmohan, as the new SHO of ACB, the officer said.

Jung’s communication, sent to the chief secretary, also questioned the “stand of the Director of Vigilance as an ex-officio chief of the ACB”, sources said. “The letter states that since the ACB now has the joint commissioner as chief, the orders issued by the Director of Vigilance would not apply to it,” a source said.

Meena orders his first probe

The Anti-Corruption Branch on Friday registered its first case after JCP M K Meena joined it. Meena issued the orders against an inspector posted with the registrar of group housing societies for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000.

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  1. R
    Jul 5, 2015 at 12:35 am
    For India to progress on path to a real representative democracy, we need to get rid of the system based on the British Raj where bureaucrats and appointed Governors ruled and the public was made subservient to these enies. Governors served a purpose for the British. Brits were foreigners and they treated India as colony, to be pered and looted. Indians were essentially slaves of the Brits. They had signs like "Indians and Dogs not allowed" posted where they gathered for fun. ("Do Take ka ghisa pita hua ek Angrez bhi ek pareh likhe izzat wale Hindustani se oonchaa hota tha") A bum of Brit was treated better than an well educated respectable Indian. But that was OK for the Brits. They wanted absolute control over India and Indian people. That is the reason they developed Indian Civil Services and appointed Governors. Why do we need Governors today? Answer is simple, now the ruling parties of India, want the same control of India and Indian people. But they forget that they are not Brits and not foreigners. It is time NOW to RID INDIA of this British curse and RID INDIA of GOVERNORS TOTALLY and make it truly a free nation.
    1. R
      Jul 5, 2015 at 12:46 am
      Imagine, Mr. "Na Khaonga, Na Khane Dooga" trying his level best to protect the corrupt and preserve corruption by appointing a questionable bureaucrat like Mr. Meena to head the anti corruption branch of Delhi government. And he is using his "Kath-putli" called LG Najeeb Jang to do his dirty dancing.
      1. Manohar Sharma
        Jul 4, 2015 at 10:29 am
        Pagal Kejriwal Ko Kaun Sahi Rasta Dikhaye?
        1. G
          Jul 4, 2015 at 6:23 am
          So far, AAP and those in Delhi Govt seem to have a lot of power and corruption. Start working with top down - inflated CMO, excessive expenditure and new ry related issues.
          1. A
            Ashish Pradhan
            Jul 5, 2015 at 6:13 am
            Ullu ke Patthe! BJP ko 2 baar Delhi waalone patak patak ke haraya. Sharam kar andhe Modibhookta. Modi khud kitna suntaa tha governer ki baat jab woh CM tha? Delhi walo ke piche pada hai ab election haarne ke baad..
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