CBI to examine sacked Minister’s complaints against Kejriwal, former colleagues

CBI to examine sacked Minister’s complaints against Kejriwal, former colleagues

First complaint alleges that he witnessed his colleague Satyendra Jain handing over ₹2 crore to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday said it would examine the complaints lodged by former Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra against his own former colleagues in the Delhi government.

As disclosed earlier by Mr. Mishra, the first complaint is against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain. It alleged that he witnessed Mr. Jain handing over ₹2 crore to Mr. Kejriwal.

Mr. Jain has threatened to sue Mr. Mishra on the allegation.

The second complaint alleges that Mr. Jain helped some close relatives of Mr. Kejriwal in some land deal, while the third seeks investigation into the foreign trips made by Aam Aadmi Party leaders in the past two years.

“The CBI is empowered to directly take cognisance of corruption cases filed by private persons, without any reference from the government or the High Court, as it happens in the cases of bribery allegations,” said an official of the premier investigating agency.

On Monday, Mr. Mishra lodgeThe Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday said it would examine the complaints lodged by former Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra against his own former colleagues in the Delhi government.

As disclosed earlier by Mr. Mishra, the first complaint is against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain. It alleged that he witnessed Mr. Jain handing over ₹2 crore to Mr. Kejriwal.

Mr. Jain has threatened to sue Mr. Mishra on the allegation.

The second complaint alleges that Mr. Jain helped some close relatives of Mr. Kejriwal in some land deal, while the third seeks investigation into the foreign trips made by Aam Aadmi Party leaders in the past two years.

“The CBI is empowered to directly take cognisance of corruption cases filed by private persons, without any reference from the government or the High Court, as it happens in the cases of bribery allegations,” said an official of the premier investigating agency.

On Monday, Mr. Mishra lodged a complaint with the Delhi government’s Vigilance wing, which comes under the Lieutenant-Governor, demanding investigation into a “tanker scam”.d a complaint with the Delhi government’s Vigilance wing, which comes under the Lieutenant-Governor, demanding investigation into a “tanker scam”.

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