ACB files 3 FIRs over road, drainage contracts; Arvind Kejriwal’s dead kin’s firm named
According To India Vote Kar
The anti-corruption branch (ACB) has filed three FIRs in connection with a “PWD scam” pertaining to alleged irregularities in the grant of contracts for roads and sewer lines in Delhi.
One of the FIRs is against Renu Construction, whose proprietor, Surender Bansal, was chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s brother-in-law. Bansal died on Sunday night.
The FIRs have been lodged under sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act and sections of IPC pertaining to criminal conspiracy and fraud.
Confirming the development, ACB chief Mukesh Meena said that the complainant in the case is one Rahul Sharma of the Roads Anti-Corruption Organisation (RACO).
The complainant has demanded that the role of the chief minister be investigated as he had allegedly caused substantive gains to Bansal and others by using his influence, a charge denied by the government.
Sharma had approached the court to direct the police to lodge an FIR against Kejriwal, Bansal and a public servant.
It is not clear if the FIRs name Kejriwal, but they do mention the names of one Ms Pawan Kumar, Ms Kamal Singh and Renu Construction as accused, ACB officials said.
Bansal, as the proprietor of Renu Construction, was allegedly awarded the contract to build drainage in North West Delhi’s Bakoli village in April 2015, the ACB said.
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