New Delhi: A report of a fact-finding panel on the alleged 400-crore water tanker scam linking former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit was today forwarded to anti-graft agency Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) by Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung for further investigation.
- Sheila Dikshit was not immediately available for comment
- The report by a committee of the Delhi Jal Board was sent to Mr Jung
- The LG has forwarded the committee's report to the ACB
The report by a committee of the Delhi Jal Board was sent to Mr Jung by the AAP government for probe by either CBI or Delhi's ACB following persistent demand by the city BJP leader Vijender Gupta.
Mr Jung has also forwarded to ACB a complaint filed with him by Mr Gupta accusing Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of "suppressing" the committee's report into the tanker scam for 11 months. Ms Dikshit was not immediately available for comment.
Water Minister Kapil Mishra on June 12 had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mr Jung recommending either CBI or ACB probe against Ms Dikshit in connection with alleged water tanker scam.
"LG has forwarded the committee's report to the ACB for appropriate action in the matter. He has also forwarded Gupta's complaint that the Delhi Chief Minister suppressed the report of the fact-finding committee for 11 months," government sources said.
Mr Mishra today said that the former Delhi chief minister should be behind the bars for alleged corruption and that she was not facing any action as BJP was not keen to punish the guilty.
"We have filed 3 FIRs against her for various corruption cases and one in depth enquiry report which is with ACB now. My Report exposing corruption by Sheila Dikshit has been forwarded to ACB," he said.
Last week, the AAP Government had made the committee's report public after Mr Gupta demanded from Mr Kejriwal in Delhi Assembly to do the same.
The letter written by Mr Mishra said the committee had "indicated" that Ms Dikshit as the then Chairperson of Delhi Jal Board and other DJB members had indulged in "grave irregularities".
"I am requesting you to kindly hand over this matter to CBI with the direction to lodge an FIR and take further appropriate action in accordance with law," Mr Mishra said in his letter to the prime minister.