Water Scam: ACB To Quiz Kejriwal, Sheila Dikshit Soon


New Delhi: Stating that all aspects of the 400-crore water tanker scam of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) are being analysed, the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday said that it would very soon question all accused, including Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his predecessor Sheila Dikshit.

ACB chief M.K. Meena told ANI that they have received two complaints – one from Delhi’s Water Minister Kapil Mishra and another from BJP leader Vijender Gupta – related to the scam, adding an FIR has been registered under relevant Sections of the IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act against Kejriwal and Dikshit on the basis of their complaints.

“We have received a complaint from Kapil Mishra ji and Vijender Gupta ji in 400 crores water scam. After analysing all prospects, we have registered criminal case against all accused. The investigation is going on, action will be taken as per the law and all those who are involved will be questioned very soon,” Meena said.

“We will even question Arvind Kejriwal and Sheila Dikshit because they have been named in the complaints,” he added.

Earlier this month, the AAP Government sent a report of a fact-finding committee on the scam to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung.

BJP’s Vijender Gupta said in his complaint to the LG that Kejriwal had suppressed the report in connection with the water scam for 11 months. Later, Jung forwarded the committee’s report as well as Gupta’s complaint to the ACB.

Last week, Delhi Water Minister Mishra wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the LG, recommending either a CBI or ACB probe against Dikshit in this regard.