Water tanker scam: Sacked Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) minister Kapil Mishra on Monday said that he has submitted the details of an alleged water tanker scam to Anti-Corruption Bureau (AAP). The minister added that he has sought time from CBI for the same, and will share the details with the investigating agency soon. Speaking to reporters, Mishra alleged that chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his aides influenced the scam probe. On Sunday, Mishra addressed a presser and had said that he’ll give two other names – Ashish Talwar and Vibhav Patel – to the anti-corruption bureau (ACB).
“I am going to give two person’s names to ACB in connection with water tanker scam, Ashish Talwar and Vibhav Patel,” Mishra said, according to ANI. “Why was no action taken based on the report for a year? Who were responsible? I will share details of the involvement of two people who work in official capacity with Kejriwal with the ACB,” Mishra was quoted as saying by PTI. “Secondly, several party members have told me that Kejriwal has made up his mind to sack Jain in the next two-three days and preparations are on to get his resignation by Wednesday,” he told reporters.
Earlier in the day, Mishra createrd a flutter across the national capital as he accused chief minister Arvind Kejriwal of taking Rs 2 crore from cabinet colleague Satyendar Jain. “I saw with my own eyes Satyendar Jain giving Rs 2 crore in cash to Arvind Kejriwal at his residence. When I asked Kejriwal, he said such things happen in politics and it will be revealed later,” Mishra told a press conference earlier on Sunday.
Soon after Kapil Mishra’s allegation, deputy CM Manish Sisodia addressed media and termed the allegations as baseless. Sisodia said, “His allegations are not even worth responding to; they are so absurd and without any facts.” Further justifying Mishra’s sacking from the water minister post, Sisodia said that the decision was taken due to his poor performance.