There are reports that one of the six officers likely to join Delhi’s Anti Corruption Bureau has reportedly declined to accept this deputation on ‘health grounds.’
According to TV reports, Sanjay Bharati , the senior most officer among the six, has pulled out of the team originally planned to join the ACB.
The AAP government in Delhi had decided to ‘hire’ police officers from Bihar for its ACB, which it feels is currently understaffed and lack good officers.
The Bharatiya Janata Party was quick to slam Delhi government’s decision and stating that it was against the law to decide since the MHA notification on the ACB’s jurisdiction is a sub-judice matter at the moment. The BJP also alleged that instead of addressing the core issues of the people of Delhi, the Delhi government was getting into controversies.
The issue of has been a big bone of contention between Arvind Keriwal and Najeeb Jung, who the former’s party has frequently accused of working at the behest of central government. The issue of ACB’s jurisdiction is currently with the Delhi High Court.
The Delhi CM had also asked the Uttar Pradesh state government to allow some of its police officers to join the Delhi ACB but was denied. Kejriwal had also requested the same to Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat but according to some TV channels, Rawat said that he had not received the request from the Delhi CM and would answer once he gets it.