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Examining, verifying allegations by Mishra against Kejriwal: CBI

PTI
Published : May 9, 2017, 3:46 pm IST
Updated : May 9, 2017, 9:40 pm IST

The AAP legislator wrote an open letter to his former 'guru' Kejriwal to seek his blessings before filing the complaint against him.

Sacked Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra shows copies of the complaint before lodging an FIR against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders, with the CBI at its headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Photo: PTI)
 Sacked Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra shows copies of the complaint before lodging an FIR against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders, with the CBI at its headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Axed Delhi minister Kapil Mishra today submitted three complaints to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), charging Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and minister Satyendar Jain with corruption and other irregularities.

The CBI, in a statement issued this evening, said it was 'examining and verifying' the allegations. The agency had received three complaints from Mishra, former Water and Tourism minister, in which he levelled charges of bribery and other irregularities against functionaries of Delhi Government, CBI Spokesperson R K Gaur said.

 

The Karawal Nagar MLA, who was yesterday suspended from the primary membership of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), also threatened to launch a hunger strike tomorrow if the party did not make public financial details of five AAP leaders' foreign trips.

CBI sources said if they found prima facie material for lodging an FIR, they would do so. Else the agency would register a preliminary enquiry in the matter before proceeding with an FIR.

A preliminary enquiry is the first step towards the registration of a case by the agency during which it gathers material to proceed with a regular case. The agency might also refer the probe to the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) of the Delhi Government.

 

Speaking to reporters after coming out of the CBI office this afternoon, Mishra said his complaints referred to the alleged exchange of Rs 2 crore between Jain and Kejriwal, a Rs 50-crore land deal allegedly arranged for the chief minister's brother-in-law and about five AAP leaders' use of party funds on foreign trips.

Earlier in the day, the AAP legislator wrote an open letter to his former 'guru' Kejriwal to seek his blessings before filing the complaint against him. He also dared Kejriwal to fight an election against him from a seat of his choice.

The former minister, sacked by Kejriwal on Saturday, had yesterday submitted documents to the ACB to back his allegations that Kejriwal had delayed a probe into a Rs 400-crore tanker scam in the city.

 

Tags: kapil mishra, water tanker scam, hunger strike, arvind kejriwal, satyendar jain, aap
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi