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Kejri prepares for showdown on DDCA affairs

Kejri prepares for showdown on DDCA affairs

As Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal indicated he wouldn’t budge on the Commission of Inquiry he has ordered into DDCA affairs, probe panel head Gopal Subramanium asked the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval to lend him his best investigative officers for it.

Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday that he will go ahead with the probe even if Prime Minister Narendra Modi says it is illegal.

Earlier in the day, former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium, picked by Kejriwal to head the controversial probe, shot off a letter to Doval seeking the dossier of five senior officers each from Intelligence Bureau (IB), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Delhi Police to assist him in the investigation.

Subramanium on Monday wrote a letter to Kejriwal informing him that he has written to Doval as the Central government itself “called upon the Delhi government” to get an probe into the irregularities of DDCA done.

“Obviously, this means that the Central Government would render all possible assistance in this regard,” he told Kejriwal. In his letter to Doval, he sought dossiers of five of the “best officers of the IB, who would be of the level of joint director and below”, five officers of the CBI and five officers of the Delhi Police with their records.

“I would leave it to your discretion to choose any officer(s) from any of the other state cadres, you may believe to be competent,” the letter said. The former government lawyer also signalled that he wants to keep Doval in loop. “Some of the disclosures may also pertain to national security,” he said.

AAP alleges that the union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who headed the DDCA for 13 years till 2013, presided over the big-ticket DDCA scam.

Kejriwal took to Twitter to launch a scathing attack on PM Modi. “Is it true that MHA has sent DDCA file to PM to decide whether to declare Enquiry Commission illegal. What will PM do- declare it illegal or allow enquiry? Though it will hv no impact on ongoing enquiry comm,” he said in a series of tweets.
DH News Service

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