The battle within the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) on Friday reached Police Commissioner B S Bassi’s doorstep after allegations and counter-allegations between joint commissioner M K Meena and additional commissioner of police S S Yadav. Sources said both the officers were called in for an explanation on the turf war and statements of witnesses were recorded.
Sources said the inquiry report will soon be sent to the Lt-Governor, who heads the ACB.
Yadav has alleged Meena had been reportedly asking him to hand over the FIR book so that it can be shown to “top authorities”.
Sources said the issue over the FIR book began 10 days ago, when Meena demanded that the register and the postal communications received at the ACB police station should be kept in his office.
Meena reportedly asked two ACB personnel in charge of accepting the communications to operate from his office.
The same evening, Yadav had demanded that the two staff return to his office with all the communications.
The next morning, at 9.30 am, Meena took back the staff following which Yadav appointed two others of his own staff to accept the communications.
On June 24, Yadav expressed concern over reported “threats to life and liberty” from Meena. In a letter to the Directorate of Vigilance, Yadav stated that Meena had been reportedly asking him to hand over the ACB FIR book to be shown to “top authorities”. Yadav has also said that Meena “has been continuously pressurising me to transfer the two cases registered against Delhi Police officials”.
Yadav also said that Meena had been “unauthorisedly entering and occupying a room in the ACB HQs”.
According to Yadav’s letter, Meena had even sanctioned paramilitary forces for security. “He has been keeping a section of armed CRPF personnel in an unauthorised and illegal manner in ACB HQs. I am under serious threat since then and before. Besides, he has been continuously pressurising me to transfer the two case FIRs registered against the Delhi Police officials,” Yadav alleged in his letter.