Delhi's Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung has forwarded to the anti-corruption branch the report compiled by the Delhi government regarding the Rs 400-crore tanker scam that happened when Sheila DIkshit was the chief minister of the Capital, reported the Hindustan Times. Jung sent a complaint filed by opposition leader Vijender Gupta who has accused Arvind Kejriwal of deliberately ignoring the 125-page document for around 10 months.
“As requested by the government and the leader of opposition, the L-G has forwarded both the complaints for further probe,” the report in the English daily said quoting a senior official. Reacting to the development, Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra said, “The letter of BJP leaders alleged that the Delhi government was not taking action on the fact-finding report. How does the BJP know before hand what is there in the report. The matter is related to the previous government. The AAP govt inquired it and prepared the fact-finding report. How come that becomes an issue of corruption that L-G has forwarded it for probe.”
In the Delhi Assembly, Gupta had said that Kejriwal should also be included in the list of accused in the case as “he was guilty of protecting the persons involved in the scam as he sat over the file for 10 months”. Following this, Mishra gave him a copy of the report to Gupta on the floor of the assembly and challenged him to get an FIR registered against the Dikshit. The Aam AAdmi Party government also asked the Centre and the ACB to initiate a CBI inquiry and subsequent action against the former chief minister in connection to the case.
“Shiela Dikshit should be behind the bars now for corruption. The only barrier between Shiela and Tihar is her agents in BJP. We have filed 3 FIRs against her for various corruption cases and one in depth enquiry report which is with ACB now,” (sic) Mishra said on Twitter.