1. Delhi PWD scam: Whistleblower Rahul Sharma’s car attacked, fired at; watch video

Delhi PWD scam: Whistleblower Rahul Sharma’s car attacked, fired at; watch video

PWD scam whistleblower Rahul Sharma's car was attacked and fired at by two unidentified persons in Greater Noida on Wednesday evening

By: | New Delhi | Updated: June 1, 2017 10:54 AM
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Delhi PWD scam whistleblower Rahul Sharma’s car was attacked and fired at by two unidentified persons in Greater Noida on Wednesday evening, reported ANI. Sharma, who was a whistleblower of PWD scam involving Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s relative said he escaped unhurt as locals raised alarm on time. “Two boys on motorcycle overtook my car near Gaurs International School and tried to shoot at me, locals raised alarm and I escaped unhurt,” Sharma told the agency. Sharma was travelling with his cousin towards Ghaziabad when two people overtook the car and attacked it.

Watch the incident here:

“They fired at the front windshield of the car and fled. As they were wearing helmets, I could not see their faces,” said Sharma, the founder of the Roads Anti-Corruption Organisation, an NGO. He also claimed that the attack was a result of the fallout of the cases lodged by the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) on the basis of his complaint alleging irregularities in the grant of contracts for roads and sewer lines in Delhi in 2015. Rakesh Kumar, CO, Greater Noida 3 confirmed that no injuries were reported and it was a case of misfire. “There were no injuries, it was a misfire, he (Rahul) haven’t named anyone (in the complaint),” he was quoted saying by ANI.

Meanwhile, the sacked Aam Aadmi Party leader Kapil Mishra also posted about the attack on Twitter. “Bullets fired at Rahul Sharma who filed 1st corruption case against Bansal Family, relatives of Kejriwal. God is kind. He is safe. FIR Lodged(sic),” he posted. Three separate FIRs have been registered by the ACB in connection with the alleged PWD scam, including one against a company owned by Kejriwal’s late brother-in-law Surender Kumar Bansal. “The company had obtained a contract for works which were never completed, but the payments were cleared. Even the process of bidding was manipulated,” the complaint dated January 9 read.

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