Delhi’s AAP government claims major successes in its anti-corruption drive on Thursday


Delhi’s deputy chief minister, Manish Sisodia, on Thursday announced that his government had achieved a major breakthrough in its fight against corruption in the capital.

Sisodia said that the Delhi government had ordered levying hefty penalty against two principals accused of accepting admissions in class XI based on forged class X mark-sheets.

He tweeted, ” A new case of admission for class XI based on forged mark-sheets of class X. No FIR was registered even after the discovery of the forged mark-sheets. Have ordered levying of hefty fines against two principals concerned.”

Earlier on Thursday, Sisodia also said that his government had terminated a fire officer from his service after he was found guilty of accepting bribe in February 2013. Fire officer, Rajan Vadhwa, according to Sisodia, was caught accepting bribe of Rs 1 lakh for ‘file clearance.'”

Elsewhere, an FSO was also fined and transferred with immediate effect after he gave clean chit to a dealer accused of distributing ration using forged ration cards.

Sisodia’s Aam Aadmi Party had come to power with an overwhelming majority promising to weed out corruption from the Delhi administration. Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, has time and again spoken about taking effective measures on this front.

On Wednesday, Kejriwal complained that the BJP led central government’s interference in the Anti Corruption Branch was adversely affecting his government’s ability to take punitive actions against corrupt officials.