ACB arrests Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s relative Vinay Bansal in alleged PWD scam

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New Delhi | Updated: May 10, 2018 3:47:59 PM

News agency ANI reported that the person taken into custody is the son of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's brother-in-law Surender Bansal. His name is Vinay Bansal.

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The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) today arrested a close relative of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in connection with the alleged Public Works Department (PWD) scam. News agency ANI reported that the person taken into custody is the son of Kejriwal’s brother-in-law Surender Bansal. His name is Vinay Bansal.

ACB chief Arvind Deep confirmed Vinay Bansal’s arrest. Deep said that he is son of Kejriwal’s brother-in-law. Vinjay was arrested this morning from his residence in Pitampura.

Surender Bansal, who passed way in May last year, was accused of corruption. In June last year, three FIRs were filed against CM Kejriwal and others including Surender in connection with irregularities in awarding contracts for roads and sewer lines in Delhi in 2015-16.  Surender was the proprietor of a construction company.

Three companies were also named in the FIRs. Renu Constructions, owned by Bansal, Kamal Singh and Pawan Kumar, was among them. The FIRs were registered on the basis of a complaint filed by founder of Roads Anti-Corruption Organisation (RACO) Rahul Sharma in January last year. He had alleged irregularities in the grant of contracts by Kejriwal and PWD Minister Satyendra Jain.

The RACO had claimed financial irregularities by the firm owned by Surender in building drainage system in north-west Delhi. It had even claimed that bills that were furnished to the PWD by Surender’s firm were false and fabricated.

Mweanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has termed the ACB’s action as an attempt to malign CM Kejriwal’s image and harass his relatives. Party’s Delhi unit spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj said that allegations against Bansal’s company are false. He noted that the contracts were awarded at a time when the AAP was not in the power. He said that contracts were given to Bansal’s company in January 2015, a month before Kejriwal formed government.

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