Delhi ACB chief, MK Meena, told reporters on Monday that the sacked minister, Kapil Mishra, had not registered any complaint regarding his allegations that Arvind Kejriwal accepted Rs 2 crore cash from his health minister, Satyender Jain.
This assumes significance in light of Mishra’s sensational claims that Kejriwal had accepted Rs 2 crore in cash from Jain on Sunday. This claim had caused a political earthquake of sorts as media debated the perceived damage to Kejriwal’s image as Mr Clean.
Mishra on Sunday had said that he planned to go to the CBI and the ACB and hand over the evidence in support of his allegations.
It’s learnt that Mishra had submitted documents to back his allegations that Kejriwal had delayed the probe into a Rs 400 crore tanker scam.
Soon after his meeting with ACB chief Meena, Mishra said he was next planning to go to the office of the CBI.
Hitting out at the AAP legislator over his allegations of corruption against Kejriwal, AAP leader Sanjay Singh said Mishra had himself written to a letter to the ACB in September last year, saying that under pressure, the anti-graft body was trying to implicate the chief minister in the water tanker scam.
“A game of exploitation is being played against the AAP. The BJP is hatching a conspiracy against the AAP through Mishra,” Singh told reporters here. Mishra had yesterday accused Kejriwal of taking Rs 2 crore from his cabinet colleague, a charge refuted by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
Mishra, who visited the ACB office on Monday, had demanded a lie detector on his allegations that he was an eyewitness to the Rs 2 crore exchanging hands between Kejriwal and Jain. He said that a lie detector test be conducted on all three.
Mishra has claimed Jain had told him in a private conversation that he had “settled” a Rs 50 crore land deal in favour of a relative of the chief minister.