The Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) on Tuesday registered three FIRs in an alleged PWD scam, which included one against the company of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s late brother-in-law Surender Kumar Bansal. Officers of the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) reportedly raided the PWD office at Delhi Police Headquarters and seized many files. The FIRs were registered on the basis of a complaint filed by founder of Roads Anti-Corruption Organisation (RACO) Rahul Sharma, who alleged irregularities in the grant of contracts for roads and sewer lines in Delhi between 2015 and 2016. According to an Indian Express report, ACB officers are likely to serve a notice to PWD Minister Satyendar Jain in the coming days. However, the Delhi CM has not been named in the FIRs.
ACB sources have reportedly told The Indian Express that Sharma had been called in to record his statement. Sources were cited as saying that his statement was recorded by an officer of an inspector rank and that other senior officers were also present to clear the queries. Sharma also reportedly submitted a complaint to the ACB to conduct a probe in connection with Bansal’s ‘mysterious’ death. The sources added that during the investigation, officers discovered that fake bills were attached for materials which were not even supplied and of companies which do not even exist. ACB could approach the representatives of the three firms, Bansal’s Renu Constructions and others owned by Kamal Singh and Pawan Kumar, to record statements.
RACO is an organisation which claims to monitor construction projects in the national capital. It had alleged that a firm linked to Bansal was involved in financial irregularities in building a drainage system in north-west Delhi. The complainant had alleged that documents showcasing purchase of material were “concocted and forged”, and a loss of over Rs 10 crore had been caused to the public exchequer, a TOI report said.
Additionally, former AAP minister Kapil Mishra on Thursday recorded his statement before the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) in connection with the alleged water tanker scam, a TOI report said. Mishra who has been on a hunger strike reportedly went to the ACB office where he was questioned for long hours. Mishra had earlier visited the ACB office and shared evidence related to the Rs 400-crore scam, which allegedly took place during the chief ministership of Sheila Dikshit.