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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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He also accused Kejriwal of hatching a conspiracy to mislead people by playing the emotional card of apology

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  • Arvind Kejriwal apologised to Bikram Singh Majithia
  • BJP leader says that this apology established himself
  • BJP also alleged that Kejriwal did nothing while state aced so many problems

A day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal apologised to former Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia for alleging that he was involved in the drug trade, the BJP Delhi unit on Friday said he has exposed himself as a “liar”.

The BJP also alleged that he was doing nothing even while the people of the national capital were facing a number of issues due to sealing.

Arvind Kejriwal apologized to Bikram Singh Majithia. IANS

Addressing a press conference here, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Delhi unit President Manoj Tiwari said: ” What we have been saying for long has been proved today. He is a liar. He has apologised to Majithia for making false allegations against him.”

“He is on his way to apologise to (Union Finance Minister) Arun Jaitley ji and (Union Transport Minister) Nitin Gadkari ji for making false allegations,” the BJP leader said. Kejriwal is facing defamation cases in court for levelling allegations against Jaitley and Gadkari.

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The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief on Thursday apologised to the Shiromani Akali Dal leader in Punjab for making allegations of involvement in the drug trade, following which the latter said that he will withdraw a defamation suit filed in an Amristar court.

Tiwari, who represents the northeast Delhi constituency in the Lok Sabha, accused Kejriwal of misleading the people over the ongoing sealing drive in the national capital.

BJP MLA Vijender Gupta accused the AAP chief of only rendering “lip service” on the sealing drive and urged the Chief Minister to hold an all-party meeting with the Supreme Court-appointed Monitoring committee overseeing the drive.

“Since December last, Kejriwal is only doing lip service on the issue of sealing drive. He has done nothing to stop it,” Gupta, the Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly, said.

He said that though Lt Governor Anil Baijal cleared the file for notifying 351 roads in the capital on February 8, the matter is still pending. “Why hasn’t he (Kejriwal) notified the 351 roads in the last 45 days?” Gupta asked.

BJP leaders are calling this apology a gimmick.

He also accused Kejriwal of hatching a conspiracy to mislead people by playing the emotional card of apology. Gupta warned the Monitoring Committee members not to act outside the law and said: “If the monitoring committee acts against law, then the BJP will oppose it.”

“We are going to inform the three municipal corporations of Delhi not to follow the commands of the Monitoring Committee if it goes against the law,” he said. “The MCDs should approach the court and also make Kejriwal a party,” the BJP leader added. IANS