CM Kejriwal asks ex-solicitor general to investigate DDCA scam

CM Kejriwal  asks ex-solicitor general to investigate DDCA scam
The Delhi government on Sunday decided to set up an inquiry commission headed by former solicitor general of India Gopal Subramaniam to probe into alleged irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal broke the news on Twitter. “Sh Gopal Subramaniam agrees to chair Commission of Enquiry on DDCA scam,” he said. Earlier, the government wrote a letter to Subramaniam for accepting responsibility as the head of the commission.

The commission was formed within hours of former cricketer and BJP MP Kirti Azad demanding a probe by the Enforcement Directorate into the DDCA scam involving bogus firms.

The AAP government’s decision to constitute the inquiry to reach to the roots of alleged corruption in DDCA was backed by Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia who told reporters that the CBI was putting pressure on Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar to reveal name of the DDCA official  who gave a note to the Kejriwal government to expose the wrongdoings.

He said the note shared by the DDCA official mentioned that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in a meeting with DDCA functionaries, assured them that he would get the matters raised by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office   compounded.

“Since they have control over the police, Jaitley also assured the DDCA officials that he would get criminal cases registered by the police dropped,” he said.

“We are not opposed to Kumar’s questioning by the CBI but we will oppose attempts to mount pressure on Kumar in a bid to suppress the probe into DDCA affairs,” Sisodia said.
‘CBI threatening him’ “The CBI is threatening him to reveal the name of the DDCA functionary or else his career and life will be harmed,”‘ he said.

Even after six days of questioning, the CBI has not found anything controversial against Kumar.

Repeating the AAP government’s claim on the purpose behind the raid, Sisodia said: “We are sticking to the stand that the real target of the raid in the Secretariat was Kejriwal and not Kumar.”

He also slammed Jaitely for praising the tenure of former chief minister Sheila Dikshit in the city while comparing it with Kejriwal.

“It is no surprise that he praised Dikshit—under  whose tenure the DDCA fraud happened—and not Kejriwal whose efforts have brought the wrongdoings in the public domain,” Sisodia said.

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