Complainant who alleged PWD scam against Arvind Kejriwal’s relative shot at

Rahul Sharma, founder of an NGO-- Roads Anti-Corruption Organisation, alleged that the attack was in response to the complaints he had lodged with Anti-Corruption Branch regarding the irregularities in grants of road and sewer lines contracts in Delhi.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 1, 2017 11:04 am
Rahul Sharma shooting, Rahul Sharma attacked, Greater Noida firing, Arvind Kejriwal, PWD scam Rahul Sharma (Source: Twitter/ANI_news)

Rahul Sharma, who has filed a case against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s relative on charges of being involved in a Public Works Department (PWD) scam in Delhi, was shot at on Wednesday while he was on his way to Ghaziabad around 12 noon.  Sharma, a resident of Gaur City in Greater Noida, however, escaped unhurt. Two men on motorcycle had overtaken his car near Gaur International School. “They fired at the front windshield of the car and fled. As they were wearing helmets, I could not see their faces,” PTI quoted Sharma as saying.

Sharma, founder of an NGO, Roads Anti-Corruption Organisation, alleged that the attack was in response to the complaints he had lodged with Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) regarding the irregularities in grants of road and sewer lines contracts in Delhi. He had earlier filed a complaint with the ACB claiming that he was being threatened.

A case has been registered at the Bisrakh police station in Greater Noida against Wednesday’s attack on Sharma. The police is looking into the matter and scanning the CCTV grab for the identification of the accused. “There were no injuries, it was a misfire, he hasn’t named anyone (in the complaint),” Rakesh Kumar, CO of Greater Noida 3, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Kapil Mishra, sacked Delhi minister, responded to the incident tweeting “Bullets fired at Rahul Sharma who filed 1st corruption case agnst Bansal Family, relatives of Kejriwal. God is kind. He is safe. FIR Lodged(sic).”

Based on Sharma’s complaints, the ACB registered three FIRs in the said PWD scam which also includes one against Kejriwal’s late brother-in-law Surendra Kumar Bansal’s company.

Three separate FIRs have been registered by the ACB in connection with the alleged PWD scam, including one against a company owned by Kejriwal’s late brother-in-law Surender Kumar Bansal– Renu Constructions.

Sharma had alleged that there were irregularities in grants during drainage construction in Delhi’s Bakoli village. Also, the firms had presented “fake and incomplete” bills to the PWD.

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    Abdul
    Jun 1, 2017 at 1:29 pm
    We should not jump into a conclusion that the bullets fired at the NGO worker is due to his complaint against family members of AK. It can be an tactics by Rahul Sharma or opposition to get maximum attention from all sides. Who benefits from such claims are BJP /Congress we know the these parties credibility. It is well known fact that though AK is The CM of Delhi, the state government was as pathetic as a Muni l council with no real power given to them. Central govt. through LG always interfered in the matters and held almost all decisions that the Delhi govt. taken. It is advisable to s the Delhi embly and let the center take charge if the central govt. continue their vendetta and power to control & tarnish an elected state govt. It is hard to believe that AK will indulge in such corrupt practices at the same time easier to believe the ulterior motive of BJP central govt.
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      Smart
      Jun 2, 2017 at 1:19 am
      Mere bhai.... don't jump INTO a conclusion or jump INTO a well. For both you have a chance of getting drowned. We all know what happened with Rahul Sharma. AK and his team are a bunch of frauds and are fast heading into oblivion.
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      SP
      Jun 1, 2017 at 12:03 pm
      All over India civic infrastucture is a mess. The contract-kickback model maintains poor quality and at the same time does nothiing but enrich politicians and officials. Why not have a "Territorial Army" that can do all these works using fixed rates for specified service? This in turn should not sub-contract. Should be known for quality work and ethics.
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        Murthy
        Jun 1, 2017 at 11:16 am
        Kejriwal has traveled a long way from Jantar Mantar grounds, sitting with Anna Hazare. Now he is a confused and corrupt politician, a lot worse than the Congressmen and women who ruled us for Sixty years.
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