The question of whether the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) has the power to investigate officers of the Centre is presently pending before the court.
“The Hardayal library is an important signpost of our city’s history. We need to ensure that it is restored to its erstwhile glory,” said Jung.
The AAP also questioned why Singh has been charged with offences under the SC/ST Act.
Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday relayed directions to the Delhi government that the probe was “legally invalid and void ab initio”.
On August 11, the AAP govt had decided to constitute an independent Commission of Inquiry to probe various aspects of the award of work in connection with the scam in the transport dept.
“It is an unparalleled document and we must abide by it and live up to the ideals envisaged by the architects of our great Constitution,” Jung said.
The announcement was made following a meeting with L-G Najeeb Jung, during which the latter raised security concerns, ahead of Independence Day.
Others issues discussed at the meeting were eve-teasing outside schools, providing toilets for women in schools.
The Kejriwal government, however, said that the Lt Governor can ask for any file he wishes to see and therefore, the file on circle rates has been sent to his office
The step was purportedly taken to pave the way for a speedier acquisition process in order to meet the developmental needs of the city.
The three officers have been given three responsibilities — draw intelligence inputs to maintain law and order and pre-empt crime, enforce the law; and manage the force.
Delhi Home Minister minister Satyendra Jain told PTI that he had sent a file “to the LG’s office 10-15 days back suggesting that he should not give his approval for prosecuting Bharti”.
Truce has been called for now in the LG-CM battle over the appointment of the Delhi Commission for Women chief. DIPANKAR GHOSE profiles the Commission, its powers and responsibilities.
The AAP government called the special session days after the murder of a 19-year-old girl in central Delhi prompted Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to demand control over the police.
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