Delhi govt shocker: 1031 anti-corruption helpline under scanner over graft charges
New Delhi, July 26: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government's pet scheme, the anti-corruption helpline is reported to be under graft scanner.
According to media reports, AAP government's anti-corruption helpine-1031, is under scanner for alleged irregularities in its formation.
On Friday, July 24, the Centre-appointed chief of Anti-Corruption Branch, M K Meena, ordered a probe into the helpline management and an inquiry against the AAP officials involved in setting it up.
Advocate Subodh Jain had first sent a complaint to the ACB, alleging financial irregularities in the process followed to engage an external agency for setting up the helpline, TOI reported.
Acting upon the complaint, ACB officials said that the notices will be sent out to the parties concerned.
Jain has sought registration of an FIR against Kejriwal, his secretary Rajendra Kumar, Delhi home minster Satyendar Jain and director of vigilance Sukesh Jain.
In his complaint, Jain has mentioned, "Now, I have come to know that the government has stopped taking any action on the calls made to 1031 and is not even routing them to ACB for action. This is despite the government spending crores from public money on advertising the helpline ... I request the case be investigated thoroughly and prompt action be taken."
Jain also claimed that it is a criminal offence to hide information pertaining to any crime.
On April 5, 2015, Kejriwal led-AAP government had relaunched the 1031 helpline.