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Swati Maliwal FIR: I haven’t done anything wrong, have been trying to change the system, says DCW chief

The DCW is under ACB's scanner for arbitrarily appointing 85 people in the past year.

By: | Updated: September 20, 2016 10:01 AM
maliwal-pti-L Maliwal added that if anybody finds so much as an ounce of corruption in her profile, she will depart from the system. (PTI)

The Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) on Tuesday filed an FIR against Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal over alleged irregularities in appointment of staff in the women’s panel. The DCW is under ACB’s scanner for arbitrarily appointing 85 people in the past year. Reacting to this, Maliwal tweeted that she has not done anything wrong and has been following the norms and regulations while appointing people.

In a series of tweets in Hindi, the DCW chief wrote, “I came to know that an FIR has been filed against me. Why should I be afraid of anybody when I haven’t done anything wrong? If one tries to change the system, he/she has to sacrifice something.”

Maliwal added that if anybody finds so much as an ounce of corruption in her profile, she will depart from the system. The regulations that were earlier followed while appointing people are still being obeyed. I have been working very hard to change this system, tweeted Maliwal.

The FIR has been filed under Prevention of Corruption Act and comes after she was investigated by the ACB on Monday.

In a conversation with ANI after her investigation, Maliwal said, ” In the past one year, we have handled 11,500 cases and attended 2.25 lakh calls. In the past eight years, the former chairperson managed only one case. What is troubling everyone is how we function.”

“I have been asked 27 questions and given a week’s time to reply. We have been asked how we did so many appointments to the women’s panel. In a way, they are asking how did we manage to do so much work?” Maliwal told reporters.

The DCW Chief added that she would answer all the questions asked by the ACB within a week and will “fully cooperate” with the probe by providing all the relevant documents.

Last month, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had warned that Maliwal will be arrested as Centre wants to reverse the decisions taken by the AAP government through LT Najeeb Jung.

 

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