The Delhi Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday filed an FIR in the ongoing probe into a Rs 400 crore water tanker ‘scam’ which allegedly took place during Sheila Dikshit’s tenure. The bureau said that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and former chief minister Sheila Dikshit could be called in for questioning as part of the probe.
“FIR is against both the previous Delhi Govt and present govt, rest let’s see what comes up during the investigation,” said ACB Chief MK Meena.
The ACB is acting on the complaint filed by AAP Minister Kapil Mishra. Last week, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung forwarded a complaint by AAP against Dikshit to the ACB, over her alleged role in the water tanker scam. Dikshit denied any wrongdoing and claimed that the allegations are “politically motivated”.
“We got a complain from Kapil Mishra that they got an inquiry conducted and found out that the scam was during Sheila Dikshit govt,” said Meena.
Dikshit, last week, claimed that the decision to procure the water tanker was not “hers alone”. She said a board comprising the Delhi Jal Board CEO, engineers and experts took the decision to procure them. “One BJP MLA and two municipal councillors were also part of the decision-making process,” she said.
The FIR was registered under sections of Prevention of Corruption Act and IPC.
More updates to follow.