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Kejriwal’s secretary pressurized to bring transport scam chargesheet before him: Prosecutor

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

New Delhi: A Prosecutor alleged that Delhi CM Kejriwal’s Principal secretary pressurized him to bring the chargesheet of Rs. 100 crore transport scam before them. The principal secretary to Kejriwal is also one of the accused in the scam.

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The prosecutor Vinod Kumar Sharma wrote a letter to Joint Commissioner of Police (Anti-Corruption Branch) M.K. Meena on September 2.

The Anti-Corruption Branch of Delhi government on Thursday filed a chargesheet against nine accused, including two IAS officers, in the Rs.100 crore transport scam which allegedly took place during the previous Sheila Dikshit government.

Sharma, in his letter, stated: “Today (September 2) I was called by some senior officials of Delhi Secretariat. I was pressurised by them, who are alleged (suspects) in the case, i.e. Rajendra Kumar, secretary to CM of Delhi.”

“They directed me to produce the file before them before finalization,” Sharma submitted.

(With inputs from IANS)

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First Hindu Temple Lays Foundation Stone in Abu Dhabi

The temple will be built in phases with all the pink stones and marble being transported from Rajasthan to the UAE capital, the Khaleej Times said

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The temple is being built on 13.5 acres (55,000 square metres) of land gifted by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the Indian community. Wikimedia

The historic foundation stone-laying ceremony of the first traditional Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi was performed on Saturday in the presence of officials from India and the United Arab Emirates as well as thousands of members of the community.

The ceremony was presided over by Mahant Swami Maharaj — the spiritual leader of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha — the organisation building the temple, along with other priests. Indian Ambassador Navdeep Suri attended the event in the presence of over 2,500 Indians from the UAE and across the world, according to Gulf News.

Suri and BAPS Hindu Mandir committee head and community leader B.R. Shetty were among those who laid foundation stones. Some 50 priests from India were part of the ceremony, the Khaleej Times reported.

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Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Wikimedia

UAE’s Minister of Climate Change Thani Al Zoyoudi and Ahmad Bilhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Sciences, were among the attendees.  The temple will be built in phases with all the pink stones and marble being transported from Rajasthan to the UAE capital, the Khaleej Times said.

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The stones of the temple will be hand-carved by artisans in India and then transported to Abu Dhabi. Once completed, this will be the first traditional Hindu stone temple in the Middle East.

The temple is being built on 13.5 acres (55,000 square metres) of land gifted by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the Indian community. (IANS)