Delhi Police probe graft charges against Kejriwal kin

Delhi Police probe graft charges against Kejriwal kin

The Delhi Police have initated a preliminary enquiry against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's brother-in-law on a complaint that he managed contract works from the state government and swindled public money using dummy companies and fake bills.

The Economic Offences Wing of the city police has already intimated the complainant, Road Anti-Corruption Organisation, about its course of action and asked it to depute anyone competent who can provide documents and necessary information to appear before it.

Though no formal FIR has been filed in the case against S K Bansal, the brother-in-law of Kejriwal, the investigators are examining documents provided by the NGO. Bansal could not be contacted for his side of the story.

According to the complaint, Bansal and others, including PWD officials, have resorted to  fraud, forgery, corruption and cheating to "defraud the government treasury" to the tune of more than Rs 10 crore. The complaint also mentions Kejriwal as an accused.

The complaint claimed that Bansal operates Renu Construction company and various other dummy companies to obtain public works contracts by way of fraud in criminal connivance with top government servants posted in PWD.

It alleged that Bansal obtained a contract in 2015-16 for works, which was never executed and completed, while all the payments have been cleared.

Even the bids and technical marks were manipulated and therefore, the work was awarded on a much lower price — around 46% lower than the market price.

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