Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra on July 6 rubbished the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) notice to former chief minister Sheila Dikshit in the alleged water meter scam as a “letter of request” and “illegal” and demanded registration of FIRs in opposition to ACB leader Mukesh Kumar Meena and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung.
“A record got here ultimate night time that Shiela Dikshit had been served a note in reference to the corruption in the acquisition of water meters, that is years and five months vintage. However once I saw a copy of the awareness today, I used to be bowled over to find that the content material of the awareness turned into such as if the ACB desired to absolve Dikshit from all fees,” said Mishra conserving a press conference in New Delhi.
Dubbing the ACB observe to Dikshit as a “prarthana patra” (a letter of request), Mishra examine out notices issued to him as a complainant within the tanker scam case and to Dikshit as an accused in the water meter scam. “in the observe,” he read out, “the complainant has been asked to be present on the Playstation Anti-Corruption Department, 5th Ground, Vikas Bhavan, at eleven am on July 4. While the ACB writes to the accused, Shiela Dikshit, that a appropriate and convenient date, time and place are required to be fixed for the above mentioned purpose in August 2016.”
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“Is Shiela Dikshi an auntie of (Top Minister) Narendra Modi? Is there taking location a celebration inside the residence where you need to restore date and time? Has Meenaji sent a basket of chocolates and fruits in conjunction with the letter of request? A majority of these are important to realize,” he stated.
He, but, claimed, “Specifically, what absolves Shiela Dikshit from the case is she has not been issued the awareness beneath any section of the law, At the same time as I got the awareness beneath phase a hundred and sixty of the Code of Criminal Process (CrPC). She isn’t bound to even reply to this word. This isn’t a word, But a request letter. It’s ‘unlawful’ on the part of ACB to difficulty a observe without mentioning a phase.”
Slamming the ACB notice to Dikshit as a “ugly joke”, he demanded that Meena should stop as either he didn’t know the regulation or became under excessive strain to permit Sheila stroll free.
He also demanded that FIRs need to be registered against the L-G and Meena for sitting of files relating to four cases of corruption for the beyond two years and 5 months and not taking any action on that.
Earlier in the day, the ACB issued word to Dikshit asking her to sign up for the research into the alleged irregularities in buying of water meters during her tenure.
Speaking to reporters, Meena said there had been allegations that the Delhi Jal Board had purchased 2.5 lakh water meters by way of flouting tendering norms to favour a private company, adding that the research become underway.
Meena stated notices had been issued to Dikshit and other officers worried into the problem.