Delhi Jal Board Chairman Kapil Mishra has recommended filing of an FIR against the former Delhi chief minister, Sheila Dikshit, in a Rs.400 crore water tanker scam.
The water tanker scam relates to irregularities in the tenders for buying stainless steel water tankers during the tenure of the Sheila Dikshit government.
When told that Congress had denied its role in the water tank scam, Mishra said, ” Of course Congress will deny. They even denied CWG scam.”
Delhi Jal Board had set up a probe into alleged irregularities. Sheila Dikshit, who was also the chairperson of the DJB and Mateen Ahmed, a former DJB member, have been named in the investigation.
The investigation pertains to a tender which was released three years ago to acquire stainless steel water tankers to bolster the DJB’s fleet.
In 2012, around 400 water tankers were acquired by the DJB manufactured by a private contractor. The purchase of these water tankers was aimed at ensuring hassle free service across Delhi.The capacity of these tankers was supposed to range between 3 and 9 kilolitre.