DJB tanker scam: Najeeb Jung sends Delhi government’s complaint against Sheila Dikshit to ACB


Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Thursday forwarded the report of a fact-finding panel on the alleged 400-crore water tanker scam linking former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit to ACB for further investigation.

Sheila Dikshit, Najeeb Jung and Arvind Kejriwal in Iftar party last year
Sheila Dikshit, Najeeb Jung and Arvind Kejriwal in Iftar party last year

The Water Minister in Arvind Kejriwal government, Kapil Mishra, last week had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jung recommending either CBI or ACB probe against Dikshit in connection with the alleged scam.

Jung, according to PTI, also forwarded to ACB a complaint filed with him by the Delhi BJP leader Vijendra Gupta accusing Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of allegedly suppressing the committee’s report into the tanker scam for 11 months.

“LG has forwarded the committee’s report to the ACB for appropriate action in the matter. He has also forwarded Gupta’s complaint that the Delhi Chief Minister suppressed the report of the fact-finding committee for 11 months,” PTI quoted government sources.

Mishra said that the former Delhi CM should be arrested for alleged corruption and that she was not facing any action as BJP was not keen to punish the guilty.

“We have filed 3 FIRs against her for various corruption cases and one in depth enquiry report which is with ACB now. My Report exposing corruption by Shiela Dikshit has been forwarded to ACB,” he said.

Last week, the AAP government had made the committee’s report public after Gupta demanded from Kejriwal in Delhi Assembly to do the same.

The letter written by Mishra said the committee had “indicated” that Dikshit as the then Chairperson of Delhi Jal Board and other DJB members had indulged in “grave irregularities”.

“I am requesting you to kindly hand over this matter to CBI with the direction to lodge an FIR and take further appropriate action in accordance with law,” Mishra said in his letter to the PM.

Many are, however, linking the latest development to a possible appointment of Dikshit as Congress’ in-charge of Punjab affairs ahead if 2017 elections, which AAP has repeatedly claimed it will win.

The speculation over Dikshit’s appointment gained momentum in recent days after Kamal Nath was made to resign following uproar over his alleged involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.