Delhi govt plans to include Bihar police officials in ACB, BJP slams decision citing MHA notification


According to reports, the AAP government in Delhi has decided to ‘hire’ police officers from Bihar for its Anti-Corruption Bureau. Reports also suggest that that one Deputy Superintendent of Police and five inspectors and sub-inspectors will be joining the ACB.

The Bharatiya Janata Party slammed the AAP government’s decision and stated 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 AAP government was getting into controversies.

Reacting on this issue, BJP leader Harish Khurana said, “Has he (Arvind Kejriwal) kept the Home Ministry or the LG in confidence while making the decision?”

“As far as I am aware, you cannot call a deputation of police officers without the MHA sanctioning it,” Khurana added.

Meanwhile, the Delhi government has said, “Delhi High Court has already settled the issue of jurisdiction of ACB, there is no confusion.” It also urged all honest officers across the country to strengthen ACB.

While the MHA notification had given sweeping powers to the LG Najeeb Jung on matters related to transfers and postings of officers in Delhi government, Delhi High Court, in its interim order, recently directed the LG to consider proposals sent by the Aam Aadmi Party led Delhi government.

The HC also stated that if LG Jung was not satisfied with the proposals, he could send it back to the Council of Ministers.