This Article is From Jun 24, 2016

Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra Gets Notice In 'Tanker Scam'

Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra Gets Notice In 'Tanker Scam'

File photo of Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra.

New Delhi: The Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) on Thursday sent notice to Delhi's Water Minister Kapil Mishra in connection with the alleged 400-crore water tanker scam.

"We have sent notice to Kapil Mishra asking him to join the probe and inquiring why there was delay in action being taken in the matter," ACB chief MK Meena said.

Earlier this week, a case was registered by the ACB in connection with the alleged water tanker scam linking former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

Mr Mishra had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lieutenant Governor Nejeeb Jung recommending either the CBI or ACB probe against Ms Dikshit in connection with alleged scam.

Mr Meena said two complaints were received with regard to the 'scam' and those named in the complaints include Ms Dikshit and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. He said both Ms Dikshit and Mr Kejriwal will be quizzed.

Last week, the Delhi government had sent a report of a fact-finding committee on the 'scam' to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung.

Delhi BJP leader Vijender Gupta had also filed a complaint to Lieutenant Governor Jung accusing Mr Kejriwal of "suppressing" the committee's report for 11 months.

The Lieutenant Governor had forwarded the committee's report as well as Mr Gupta's complaint to the ACB.