CM assures BJP of action against Dikshit

 A team of BJP leaders met Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who assured early action on their plea for not shielding former chief minister Sheila Dikshit in a corruption case in court.

Former Delhi BJP president Vijender Gupta and convener of party’s Legal Cell Anil Soni told Kejriwal on Wednesday that his government should withdraw a plea from the Delhi High Court which had stayed the filing of an FIR against Dikshit. 

The withdrawal of plea, filed by the government when Dikshit was the chief minister, would pave the way for registration of an FIR against her in the corruption case, Gupta said. 

“Kejriwal told us that he will get the matter checked and take action at the earliest,” said Gupta. By not withdrawing the plea the Kejriwal government was shielding Dikshit in the case of misappropriation of public money to the tune of Rs 22.56 crore, he added.

The former Delhi BJP chief said he filed a complaint on July 3, 2013 in the court of special Judge (anti- corruption) Narottam Kaushal against Dikshit.

The special Judge directed the Indraprastha Estate police station on August 31, 2013 to file an FIR in this case but the direction was challenged by Dikshit government in the high court which imposed a stay on it, he said.

‘Withdraw petition’

Soni requested Kejriwal to withdraw the petition “State v/s Vijender Gupta CLR, MA, 13197/2013” filed by the then Dikshit government so that  the former chief minister could be punished for misuse of public money and other corrupt activities.

Gupta said the corruption case also involved Uday Sahay, a former government official and co-accused in this case. 

He alleged that Sahay, who has quit government service, has now been appointed in a high position in the Aam Aadmi Party.  

Gupta also submitted documents related to the case in Kejriwal’s office and demanded that legal action should be taken after filing an FIR in this case.

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