Arvind Kejriwal may face criminal charges: Former Lt Governor Najeeb Jung

Jung said the Shunglu report deals with decisions taken by Kejriwal and the AAP Cabinet where it had no authority do so and without his concurrence.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:January 11, 2017 9:16 pm
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal may face “criminal charges” over irregularities found by the Shunglu Commission in the decisions taken by the AAP government, former Lt Governor Najeeb Jung  said on Wednesday, alleging “nepotism and gross favouritism”.

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He also alleged that Kejriwal had set up a “secret unit” like a “counter IB” for suspected spying. Jung told India Today TV that the appointment of Nikunj Aggarwal, a relative of Kejriwal’s wife, as OSD to Health Minister Satyendar Jain smacks of “nepotism and gross favouritism”.

The AAP government had also appointed Jain’s daughter Saumya Jain as an “advisor” to its mohalla clinics project. On both these issues and appointments made by DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal, Jung said that it amounted to “cheating, nepotism and favouritism” and that FIRs have been registered in these cases.

“Jain made an incorrect statement that she (Saumya) was not paid. Fact is she was paid but it was returned. FIR has also been registered in the case of Waqf board,” he said. He also claimed that CBI has filed an FIR on the setting up of the “secret unit”.

“No state government can set up a counter IB like this,” he said. When asked whether Kejriwal could face criminal charges, Jung said, “That is possible. There are cases that are being investigated and should the cases come to fruition and should the court find substance in the charge sheets then there is problem.”

Jung, who had a constant battle over powers of a Lt Governor vis a vis an elected government, said Kejriwal’s exuberance, inexperience and the fact that he had a brute majority perhaps contributed to his confronting attitude.

He said as LG he acted against Kejriwal’s “tendencies” to play with the constitution and interpret it in a manner which Kejriwal thought was correct but he deemed as wrong. However, he maintained that their personal relations were extremely cordial. Jung said the Shunglu report deals with decisions taken by Kejriwal and the AAP Cabinet where it had no authority do so and without his concurrence.

He said the fact that the secretaries and the ministers of the government sent around 464 files to him to be examined was itself an admission of guilt of irregularities. The report, yet to be made public, can be accessed through RTI, he said. “I have given post-facto approval to around 180 files with the remark that this is not how a democratic system works and declined about 80 and processed another 100 before demitting office.

“CBI is looking at seven to eight cases. Two or three more must be in the pipeline. (New LG) Anil Baijal would have a look at them. Another 10-12 is with the vigilance department. CBI has registered FIR in two to three cases and Preliminary Enquiry in another three or four,” he said.

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    Drsecular
    Jan 11, 2017 at 6:04 pm
    Adwind Khjljiwall to face “criminal charges” over irregularities? Shubhasya Sheeghram.
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      Sankar
      Jan 11, 2017 at 4:24 pm
      When is ak going to be arrested for his misdeeds.
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        Laxmi Narayan
        Jan 12, 2017 at 4:20 am
        JUNG IS CAMPAIGNING FOR MODI TO CONFUSE COMMON PEOPLE. He does not understand People have no respect for either JUNG or his Master MODI now.
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          ASHOK KUMAR
          Jan 11, 2017 at 4:36 pm
          Kejriwal has not taken a single penny as bribe. If he has, he should be hanged publicly.
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            Dilip Dhami
            Jan 12, 2017 at 2:24 am
            Finally it's Tihar Time for dictator @ArvindKejriwal and his Ration Cardiff Gang...
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              jaichand
              Jan 11, 2017 at 5:54 pm
              Bhogadawaal, the a....le could do nothing in delhi except fighting with Jung and now running off to punjab to become chief minister. Kejri should be beaten by shoes black and blue.
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                Capt R
                Jan 11, 2017 at 5:27 pm
                All honest country men/women are with Mr. Arvind Kejriwal and his ideology.
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                  Mayur Panghaal
                  Jan 11, 2017 at 5:22 pm
                  Spoken like a true Reliance loyalist Mr.Junk
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                    Mayur Panghaal
                    Jan 11, 2017 at 5:22 pm
                    ha ha ha..........what about Onion scam and Ad scam of Manish Sisodia ?lt;br/gt;Kuch mila nahin to appointment of officers became a scam ? lollt;br/gt;Jung has proved he is junk
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                      mparayanthil
                      Jan 12, 2017 at 8:29 am
                      How u can say that Jung is dangerous ? he acts upon the instruction from Central govt.... right or wrong ?
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                        mparayanthil
                        Jan 12, 2017 at 8:25 am
                        I appreciate yr comment, well, but there are some errors at last alphabetically. pl.ensure to check before u post anything in the near future. its an advise..only....
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                          Nabeel Wood
                          Mar 9, 2017 at 3:50 pm
                          Dude...watch out for the Punjab election results... you'll know who's getting wiped out:)
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                            Rsharma
                            Jan 11, 2017 at 4:28 pm
                            Criminal CM of Delhi now wants to fool Punjab/Goa. People needs to wake up and choose wisely.
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                              santosh
                              Jan 11, 2017 at 8:07 pm
                              LG was head and he signed on every file. Let's Court decide. What happens to fir against ambani.
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                                santosh
                                Jan 11, 2017 at 8:01 pm
                                When president will appoint commission for prime minister decision
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                                  Shrey Rawat
                                  Jan 12, 2017 at 5:38 am
                                  Mr. subhash you are a disgrace to us as Indians. People like you support Mulayam Singh Yadav coz you both have the same cheap n filthy mentality.
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                                    Shrey Rawat
                                    Jan 12, 2017 at 5:34 am
                                    And you're from Aaptard community!!! Seems you're blind too since you can't see that still the majority potion of the largest democracy in the world, supports Modi. As for Kejriwal, that guy will always be the face of cheapness and nepotism. He is the single most disgraceful and that is a product of IIT. Parents must be thinking should we send our children to this so-called-top-notch insution, lest they become mufflerwaala Kejris too..!! LOL :D Naam hai Laxmi Narayan aur baatein krtaee hoo saari asuron aur rakhason waali.. hahaha..
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                                      subhash
                                      Jan 12, 2017 at 1:35 am
                                      Jung is more dangerous then any body in delhi
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                                        subhash
                                        Jan 12, 2017 at 1:33 am
                                        Mr Jung is most corrupted government official in the history of India,Jains are very noble and rich community of India and help every member of society , hiring jain person is very noble thing ,w his life career he benefited with own people that all he did w life
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                                          subhash
                                          Jan 12, 2017 at 1:34 am
                                          you dont Mr jung look at what he did in his life getting bribe and give to his own people thats Muslim
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                                            Sunil Samson
                                            Jan 11, 2017 at 7:07 pm
                                            Chhoro yeh sab.. Mr. Jung, Batao.. Kab BJP join kar rahe ho??
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