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DCW chief Swati Maliwal on alleged corruption: “If charge — even of one rupee — is proved against me, I’ll give up my life”

Denying any wrongdoing in appointments made by her in the commission, DCW chief Swati Maliwal has said that the recent charges against her as ‘baseless’.

By: | Updated: September 22, 2016 12:25 PM
The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday filed a FIR against Maliwal over alleged irregularities in appointment of staff in the women's panel. The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday filed a FIR against Maliwal over alleged irregularities in appointment of staff in the women’s panel.

Denying any wrongdoing in appointments made by her in the commission, DCW chief Swati Maliwal has said that the recent charges against her as ‘baseless’ and if charges are proved against her she will give up her life. In an interview to Firstpost, she said “allegations levelled against me by the predecessor that led Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) of Delhi to register a FIR on 20 September are “politically motivated and if charge of corruption — even of one rupee — is proved against me, I’ll give up my life.”

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday filed a FIR against Maliwal over alleged irregularities in appointment of staff in the women’s panel. The FIR has been filed under Prevention of Corruption Act. Around 90 per cent of contractual staff of the Delhi Commission for Women, led by Maliwal, are members of her party. Last month, Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal had warned that Maliwal will be arrested soon as there are numerous decisions of the AAP-led Delhi government which Prime Minister Narendra Modi want reversed through the Lieutenant Governor, Najeeb Jung. Quoting sources, Kejriwal added that Jung is ‘hell bent’ on removing the team which made clinics and saved money on flyovers, adding that Maliwal was in danger too.

“Increase min wages in Delhi. Is it illegal? Sources: Big cos met Modiji n opposed it. Now LG sitting on that file. LG hell bent on removing the team which made Mohalla clinics and saved money on flyovers. Sources-LG n PMO hell bent on removing Swati Maliwal 4 doing gud job. She’ll be arrested coming week n then removed,” he tweeted. Earlier the ACB had raided Maliwal’s office following a complaint lodged by her DCW predecessor Barkha Shukla Singh, alleging that it was indulging in illegal practices of appointing party associates to plum posts.

(With inputs from ANI)

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