Published: Thu, May 10, 2018
Medicine | By Douglas Stevenson

PWD scam: ACB arrests Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's kin, AAP cries foul

PWD scam: ACB arrests Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's kin, AAP cries foul

Earlier today, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested Bansal in connection with a Public Works Department (PWD) scam, said ACB chief Arvind Deep.

The accused Vinay Bansal has been identified as Arvind Kejriwal's brother-in-law Surender Bansal's son.

The complainant alleged that in April 2015, Renu Construction Company was granted contract "irregularly" to construct a drainage system in north-west Delhi's Bakoli village, following which the ACB filed three separate FIRs against various persons in May previous year for forgery, cheating and graft.

The firm Renu Constructions was allegedly involved in financial irregularities in building a drainage system in north-west Delhi.

The firm showed purchase of raw materials for the construction of a Public Works Department (PWD) drain.

Founder of Roads Anti Corruption Organization and an engineer by profession, Rahul Sharma had told the police that he had received death threats via unidentified mobile numbers ever since he lodged his complaint. He said that the action against Bansal is a part of chain of arrest of AAP MLAs and harrasment of AAP minister and their relatives. It was also alleged that the product quality was inferior. "During the probe, it was found that iron and cement were bought from Mahadeo Impacts which was later found to be non-existent". As per reports, the matter was highlighted a year ago after three FIRs were filed by the Delhi Police.

Bharadwaj said the contract was given to Bansal's company in Januray 2015 while Kejriwal came to power a month later.

He claimed that IIT Rourkee had did a third party audit as per terms of contract of the project and submitted a report and PWD also had said that work was done well.

However, the Anti Corruption Branch defended the arrest of the chief minister's kin.

After the matter was highlighted ACB filed three separate FIRs in May.

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