Arvind Kejriwal’s relative arrested in PWD scam

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The Anti-Corruption Bureau in Delhi arrested a man related to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in connection with the PWD scam, reported PTI.

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The arrested man is identified as Vinay Bansal, who’s the son of Kejriwal’s brother-in-law,Surender Bansal. The arrest took place on Thursday morning, said ACB chief Arvind Deep.

The ACB had registered three FIRs including one against a company run by the chief minister’s brother-in-law himself in this case on 9 May last year. The three companies in question also included Renu Constructions (owned by Bansal, Kamal Singh and Pawan Kumar).

In a complaint, Rahul Sharma, founder of Roads Anti-Corruption Organisation (RACO), had alleged that Kejriwal and PWD minister Satyendra Jain misused their office for grant of contracts to Bansal. However, they were not named in the FIR, added the PTI report.

RACO, an organisation which claims to monitor construction projects in the national capital, had alleged that a firm linked to Bansal was involved in financial irregularities in building a drainage system in north-west Delhi.

Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra had also directed the Assistant Commissioner of ACB to assess the threat perception on the complainant Rahul Sharma once again after he informed the court that two unknown bikers recently fired gunshots at him.

The court had said that the FIR lodged in relation to the recent attack shows that there were serious threat to the security of the complainant and directed the ACB to file a status report on June 8 in this regard.

It was also alleged that the bills sent to the Public Works Department (PWD) for unfinished works were “false and fabricated”.


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