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PWD Scam: Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) filed 3 FIRs against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

The court was informed that the complainant Rahul Sharma had recently been attacked by two unknown biker who even fired gunshots at him

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  • ACB registered three FIRs on its own on May 8
  • Rahul Sharma, the victim who filed the complaint is the founder of Roads Anti-Corruption Organisation (RACO)
  • Sharma was recently attacked by two unknown bikers who even fired gunshots at him

New Delhi, June 2, 2017: A Delhi Court was informed by the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) today that in an alleged PWD scam three separate FIRs on a criminal complaint had been filed against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and others.

Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra took the initiative of directing the Assistant Commissioner of ACB to look into the threat perception on the complainant Rahul Sharma once again after the court was informed that he was recently attacked by two unknown bikers who even fired gunshots at him.

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According to PTI reports, the court was informed that ACB registered three FIRs on its own on May 8. The court also stated that the FIR that has been lodged regarding the recent attack on Rahul Sharma shows that the security of the victim was seriously threatened. This observation prompted the court to direct the ACB to file a status report on June 8 about this issue.

Sharma, the victim who filed the complaint is the founder of Roads Anti-Corruption Organisation (RACO). Sharma had been seeking direction to police to file a FIR against Kejriwal, his brother-in-law late Surender Bansal who was the proprietor of a construction firm and also a public servant for alleged abnormalities in the grant of contracts for sewer lines and roads in the capital. Bansal has since passed away.

– prepared by Durba Mandal of NewsGram. Twitter: @dubumerang

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Delhi’s Air Quality Still Remains ‘Very Poor’

The pollution causing score of PM 2.5 was at 114 in the poor category while PM 10 was at 208 in the moderate category

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It cited the low wind speed and westerly wind direction as being unfavourable for air quality. Pixabay

For those living in and around Delhi, the coming days spell bad news as air quality entered the higher end of the poor category on Monday, with a worsening AQI score of 280, and is slated to enter the “very poor” threshold on Tuesday.

Yes, you heard it right, the blue skies that have been a complete treat for the Delhi-NCR over the last two months, off and on, are set to get grey.

The forecast of the “very poor” air quality is predicted mainly due to changing local weather conditions.

According to pollution watch by Safar (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research) India, developed by Ministry of Earth Science and Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune the overall air quality of Delhi is in the higher end of the poor category.

“Further deterioration of the AQI is expected by October 15 to very poor category,” it said.

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A man walks in front of the India Gate shrouded in smog in New Delhi, India. VOA

The stubble burning activity in Haryana, Panjab, and nearby border regions are moderate but increasing. Safar said it is not necessarily affecting Delhi air if distance weather conditions establishing transport pathways are not favourable.

In the present scenario, although the magnitude of biomass-related transport is not very high but upper winds are flowing from North-North West towards Delhi with good speed and hence favourable enough to influence Delhi AQI with a share of more than 8 per cent by tomorrow (Tuesday) as per SAFAR forecasting model.

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After the monsoon withdrawal, the surface wind speed in Delhi continues to be slow and variable with predominant direction from the Northwest.

The pollution causing score of PM 2.5 was at 114 in the poor category while PM 10 was at 208 in the moderate category. (IANS)