VIDEO: AAP minister’s staff caught on camera demanding Rs 30 lakh bribe for boss

Congress also released two audio clips purportedly containing telephonic conversations of Qaseem with the minister's brother and an engineer of the municipal corporation.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: February 10, 2016 12:07 pm
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The Congress Tuesday released a sting operation video that purportedly shows an alleged aide of Delhi Food minister Imran Hussain, seeking bribe on the behalf of the minister from a person constructing a house in old Delhi. This comes days before the Arvind Kejriwal government is to complete a year in office. Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken also released two audio tapes.

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One of them allegedly contains conversations between Qasim – the complainant – and Furkan Hussain, who Maken identified as the brother of the minister. The second tape contains purported conversations between one Zameer and an MCD junior engineer in the Ballimaran locality. Zameer is said to be a builder constructing Qasim’s house. Qasim, Maken said, is involved in a hardware business.The video shows purported conversations between Hammad, an alleged aide of the minister, and Qasim.

The footage allegedly shows Hammad telling Qasim that he is working with “netaji” and his work includes “visiting sites, taking care of his office and collecting money.” He goes on to say that “Imran bhai is angry” and asks Qasim to “sit and talk to him”.

In the video, Qasim responds by saying “he (Imran) has gone mad” since he was asking for “Rs 30 lakh for a 60-65 square yard of land”. Hammad explains that crores of rupees had been spent on elections. “He has spent rupees five-seven crores in the elections… Imran bhai had spent and has to get that money back… you know how much he had spent to get the ministry? How much running around he had to do to get the seat and how much he spent? How will he recover all that?” he says. Qasim is heard offering between Rs 5 to 7 lakh. At one point, Hammad mentions the name “Irfan” while referring to the minister. “Irfan bhai will not talk, Furkan will talk to you.”… Irfan is sitting in the minister’s chair… he does not talk to anyone on exchange of money (is aude pe hain jab se kisi se len-den ki baat kahin karte paise ki)”.

The complainant was at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters during Maken’s press conference but refused to take questions. He, however, said he did not hand over any money.

Maken alleged Hammad is referring to the minister and is seeking bribe on his behalf. He said the Congress would hand over the CDs to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and approach the CBI with it.

He sought a CBI inquiry into the charges and demanded Hussain’s resignation for ensuring a fair probe. The audio conversation allegedly between Furkan and Qasim does not have any mention of the minister, the deal or exchange of money.

A man who Maken identified as Furkan merely says “the article (samaan) has not come”. Qasim replies it will be delivered by tonight. The junior engineer is purportedly heard saying “he is telling me that it should not be built… it means if we stop you, you will automatically go (to him).Maken said two ministers of the Aam Aadmi Party government had already resigned on corruption charges. “We are sending the audio and video clips to Chief Minister Kejriwal. He can conduct his own inquiry,” he asked. When pointed out that the minister was not directly seen or heard in the sting operation, he said, “even our ministers in the Union Cabinet had to resign when they were not directly involved.”

Hinting at the case of UPA government minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, he said a minister had to quit on the basis of charges against his nephew and an officer. “BJP and AAP demanded resignation. We took the high moral ground and the minister resigned. How can the rules change now. How can there be different rules now?” he asked.

“For construction of his own house, money was being demanded repeatedly. The junior engineer says the complaint was made by the minister himself. The minister’s brother himself is asking for money. A person working in the minister’s office approaches someone who has been informed that complaints are being made against him by the minister… I don’t think there is any ambiguity,” said Maken.

 

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    Selva
    Feb 10, 2016 at 5:34 am
    AAP is the worst evolution India had ever had and as a Delhiite who voted for him(twice!!!) would like to see the end of this party........forever - disgusting
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      Aap
      Feb 9, 2016 at 4:14 pm
      At least got caught. AK keep sacking even if you have few honest left. If not you someone else will make it. Cannot give up dreaming corruption free India.
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        Haradhan Mandal
        Feb 10, 2016 at 10:42 am
        That is fine so long you are in opposition. If they looted money and you are in power for 6 plus 2 years in Central Govt and 5-10-15 years in some state govt and still you can not even charge sheet them in a SINGLE case in a court - then you have proved yourself as to be 'hands in glove and helping them get away with looted money' and/or incompetent.
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          Haradhan Mandal
          Feb 10, 2016 at 7:24 am
          The thing is double standard is becoming THE standard (for all - except Congress). Without speaking for Congress. If its an allegation against Congress - it is true and every body get a chance to become a Saint. If it is against 'me' - then 'show me the proof, give us the proof' .
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          SIML
          Feb 9, 2016 at 4:25 pm
          See Aaptard cat is out of the bag.Kujli abusing all and sundry will immediately deny and his lickers will bark sayingthis it as a conspiracy by not Cong. who has brought this out evil act but by Centre under leadership of dynamic PM . Heard recently from somebody as 'if Aaptard has some problem in their home with wife or their children they think PM must have given said something in their ears'. A sick,old helpless cat dreaming for mice always. They are corrupt nautanki brigade whose downfall is near for their sins.
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            IML sood
            Feb 10, 2016 at 10:19 am
            Can someone enlighten why some channel specially NDTV always report in highlights a little courts comments or some praise of Kujli and his stooge while no mention or diluted report of even big news like this Video evidence against them? They repeatedly publish PM baiters comments like Mani,Derek,Taroor,Azam and many more rather prominently but Centre's achievements find place but in twisted and bias way.Such media houses enjoy freedom of press in their own way by aming more and more TRPAon dint of money power it appears.
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              PCKULKARNI
              Feb 10, 2016 at 9:01 am
              Jaitly presided over a corrupt DDCA. Kirti Azad has given sufficient evidence.
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                TIHAEwale
                Feb 10, 2016 at 3:14 am
                only solution let people build whatever they want on their land. it is a fact DP, MCD officials all fleece money from even genuine activities in building constructions.
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