Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay on Friday sought the arrest of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal over the water tanker scam. He alleged that Kejriwal for 11 months suppressed the report of a probe that looked into the alleged irregularities in hiring water tankers by the Delhi Jal Board in 2012, when Shiela Dikshit was the chief minister of Delhi. Some 385 stainless steel water tankers by the Delhi Jal Board in 2012
“Earlier, I had demanded his (Kejriwal’s) resignation and now I demand that the Delhi Police arrest him,” Bharatiya Janata Party’s Delhi unit chief Upadhyay said. “Water Minister Kapil Mishra gave report of the fact-finding committee to Kejriwal, but why there was a delay in sending the report to Lt. Governor,” he added.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has already sought the arrest of Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung and BJP’s Lok Sabha member Maheish Girri in the case of murder of MM Khan, an estate officer of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).
The AAP has also written to Jung demanding that he should make himself and Delhi Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) chief MK Meena accused in four cases pertaining to alleged scams during the Dikshit government.
The AAP government in June 2015 set up a five-member fact-finding committee to probe the alleged irregularities in hiring some 385 stainless steel water tankers by the Delhi Jal Board in 2012 during Dikshit’s tenure.
Its report submitted to Kejriwal in August 2015 highlighted an alleged corruption of Rs 400 crore in the process of awarding tenders for hiring water tankers, and recommended FIR against Dikshit and a further probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the ACB.