Dikshit gets ACB questionnaire

Dikshit gets ACB questionnaire

Dikshit gets ACB questionnaire

The Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) handed over an 18-point questionnaire to former chief minister Sheila Dikshit in the Rs 400-crore water tanker scam on Sunday and gave her three days to reply.

Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra said the ACB was trying to shield the Congress leader and the visit by the officials to Sheila’s home in Nizamuddin area was a mere “tea party”.

Sheila, who returned from Uttar Pradesh Assembly poll campaign due to poor health, confirmed getting the questions from the ACB. “I have got the questions. I need time to answer them as the matter is old,” she told reporters.

Denying any wrongdoing in the award of contract for water tankers in 2012, Sheila said: “The tankers are running till today.”

Collective decision
She said the decisions for the contract were taken collectively by the members of the Delhi Jal Board, including legislators of the Opposition BJP, and ratified in a meeting before the chief executive officer implemented them.

The present AAP government constituted a fact-finding committee last year to probe the ‘irregularities’ in procuring 385 stainless steel water tankers by the DJB during the Congress regime.

Mishra, who is the complainant in the case, issued a statement claiming that all efforts were being made to shield Sheila.

He himself was questioned by the ACB last month.

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