Suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kapil Mishra on Sunday fainted after accusing Delhi chief minister and party supremo Arvind Kejriwal of hiding the truth behind the details of the accounts among various other wrongdoings.
Suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kapil Mishra on Sunday fainted after accusing Delhi chief minister and party supremo Arvind Kejriwal of hiding the truth behind the details of the accounts among various other wrongdoings. The accusations were backed, according to Mishra, by incontrovertible proof that he said, he would provide to the investigative agency CBI. But where did he get this ‘proof’ from? It was then that the spotlight shifted to a 38-year old I-T professional, Neil Terrance Haslam – the man who was providing explosive evidence to back up Mishra’s spectacular claims. According to Indian Express, Haslam claimed that he has been helping the Income Tax department on the Aam Aadmi Party funding case. He claimed that he has all the proof including the very first receipt that the Aam Aadmi Party received to the very last one. Speaking to reporters, he said, “I have details of the first donation made to AAP — Receipt No. 1 to the latest one. Someone from the party shared this information with me.”
On being asked about why he did not come forward earlier, Haslam claimed that he had been doing press conferences about the fundings of the Aam Aadmi Party. He said, ““I have conducted at least four press conferences where I raised concerns about AAP’s funding. In February and March 2015, I had spoken about dubious funding worth Rs 2 crore and foreign funding, which the party had received. In December 2015, I spoke about Rs 14 crore that the party had not disclosed to the EC and the I-T department. At another press conference in October 2016 with AAP MLA Devinder Sehrawat, I spoke about Rs 16 crore that the AAP had not conceded to the two bodies. In March last year, I spoke about affidavits and Pan Card details being fudged by AAP MLAs.”
The Indian Express reported about similar allegations being made by Bijwasan MLA, Devinder Sehrawat. Sehrawat had spoken about Haslam and had said that the IT professional had just begun his investigation into the Aam Aadmi Party’s alleged concealment of funds from the Election Commission and the Income Tax department. Meanwhile, Raghav Chadda, leader of the Aam Aadmi Party also spoke about Haslam and claimed that he worked for the Bharatiya Janata Party, Speaking to IE, he said, “Neil was there with Kapil Mishra at his press conference. He works for the BJP… Cheques worth Rs 35 crore were shown. Where did the cheques come from? Such a big fraud is taking place on TV. False cheques of Rs 35 crore each are being shown to the media. At this rate, anyone can show a fake cheque. I have made a cheque for the BJP worth Rs 70 crore. Whose cheque is it? Who has given it? This is a circus.”