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New Delhi: A complaint was filed before Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seeking to lodge an FIR against Delhi ACB chief Mukesh Kumar Meena for “gross misconduct” while procuring curtains for Police Training College in 2005.

The complaint against the Anti-Corruption Branch head was filed by retired Delhi Police inspector Jawahar Lal.

“Mukesh Kumar Meena, while functioning as principal of Police Training College, Jharoda Kalan, New Delhi, from May 11, 2005, to July 25, 2005, committed gross misconduct and in conspiracy and collusion with some private firms procured curtains and curtain rods worth Rs.20 lakh (approximately), which was beyond his competence, without obtaining administrative approval and expenditure sanction of the competent authority keeping in view the amount involved,” the complaint said.

Meena, thus, failed to comply with the existing general financial rules (GFR) and instructions issued by the Police Department from time to time and acted in a malafide manner unbecoming of a government servant, the complaint alleged.

Thus, the loss of substantial public funds was caused to the state exchequer due to his criminal misconduct to obtain pecuniary advantage, it added.

The complaint said that during the period, Meena arbitrarily caused the curtains and curtain rods to be procured though there were no documents on record on the basis of which the demand for these new material was projected.

Instead of calling for open/limited tender, he arbitrarily allowed to obtain or caused to be obtained apparently fabricated quotations from three local dealers, which is in gross violation of codal formalities prescribed in GFR and instructions issued by the departnment, the complaint said.

On the senior officer’s alleged directions, these quotations were processed and accepted.

Meena was appointed the ACB chief earlier this month by Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung, which drew flak from the AAP government.

A 1989-batch Indian Police Service Officer, Joint Commissioner Meena took charge of the ACB from Additional Commissioner S.S. Yadav, who was handpicked by the Delhi government for the job.

The development comes as the AAP government and Jung are embroiled in a battle over a host of issues related to the national capital.

(IANS)

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Kejriwal’s Door to Door Donation Drive is a Farce: Munish Raizada

Chanda Bandh Satyagraha makes an appeal that AAP should immediately restore donors' list on its website and then only seek new donations.

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Dr. Munish Raizada along with his Chanda Bandh Satyagraha team outside the office of AAP MLA Jarnail Singh (Tilak Nagar). File photo

Chicago: The Aam Aadmi Party Convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has launched a door to door campaign seeking donations for the AAP.  According to former overseas co-coordinator of Aam Aadmi Party, Dr. Munish Raizada, this is nothing more than a misleading campaign!

Raizada says that Kejriwal has no moral right to seek donations from common man as he has dismantled financial transparency in AAP by removing donors list from its website. Displaying donors’ list showing real time donations and making the income and expenditure accounts available online were the basis and the promise of the AAP, emphasised Raizada.

Now, after hiding donors’ list and its balance sheets from the public, the AAP cannot claim to be practising alternative politics.

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Lack of financial transparency in the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP prompted a group of NRIs, who once worked to mobilise funds and support for the party, to turn against it. (File photo)

It may be noted that AAP removed the list of donors from its website in June 2016. Moreover, since then AAP has been surrounded with controversies related to donations. AAP had also received Rs 30.67 crore Income Tax notice, last year in November, implying that all is not well with AAP’s accounts, says Raizada.

He further questions Kejriwal, that if AAP has nothing to hide about its accounts and if AAP is honest with its account keeping then why is Kejriwal hiding the donations?

Even the donation policy that was earlier the pride of every AAP volunteer has been done away with. The donation policy on AAP website used to state: “Every single rupee donated to the party will be published on the website immediately along with the details of the donor. Every expense done by the party will also be published on the website.”

But rather than putting the donors’ list in public domain, the party’s corrupt leadership started blaming BJP and I.T. Department for harassing its donors.

 

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Chanda Bandh Satygrah demands restoration of  lost values in AAP ( File Photo)

 

Opaque political funding is the fountain head of corruption. Further, Raizada says that if the party cannot be transparent in its political funding, then talking about fighting corruption and graft is a mere rhetoric. He said that the appeals by Chanda Bandh Satyagraha have fallen on deaf ears as far as the party’s

leadership is concerned. 

Chanda Bandh Satyagraha makes an appeal that AAP should immediately restore donors’ list on its website and then only seek new donations. Chanda Bandh Satyagraha was started by AAP’s volunteers in 2016, with an appeal to the public not to donate to AAP unless it makes its donation lists open and transparent.