Hand over ACB to Delhi govt for fair probe in tanker scam: CM

New Delhi, Jun 10: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today demanded that the Delhi government be given control over the anti-corruption branch to ensure a fair probe into an alleged water tanker scam during Sheila Dikshit's tenure, after BJP raked up the issue in the Assembly.

The second day of the special session today, convened to discuss issues plaguing the municipal corporations, witnessed unruly scenes as Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta perched atop a desk after being denied a calling attention motion on the matter by Speaker Ram Niwas Goel.

Hand over ACB to Delhi govt: Kejriwal

In his response, Kejriwal lashed out at Gupta and said his government was not in a position to investigate the issue, which was mentioned in a fact-finding report submitted by Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra, as the Centre had taken over the ACB using "paramilitary forces".

"I will give you the report of the Delhi Jal Board fact-finding committee report tomorrow itself. You also give me facts about your wife's role in the pension scam," Kejriwal told Gupta, enraging him to an extent that he left his chair and stood up on his desk, accusing the AAP of "muzzling the voice" of opposition.

"We have the strongest resolve against corruption, so much so that even Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scared of it.

So he sent paramilitary forces to the ACB and took over it on June 8 last year. Everyone knows Congress and BJP has the relationship of a husband and wife," Kejriwal alleged.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia dared the BJP to write to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung demanding the matter to be investigated. Goel termed Gupta's table-climbing act as "unprecedented" and a "shame".


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