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Greater Noida: Person who alleged PWD ‘scam’ is shot at

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Published : Jun 1, 2017, 6:35 am IST
Updated : Jun 1, 2017, 6:35 am IST

According to Mr Sharma, a resident of Gaur City in Greater Noida, as he and his cousin were travelling towards Ghaziabad around 12 noon.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (Photo: PTI)
 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (Photo: PTI)

Greater Noida: Two unidentified persons on Wednesday opened fire at the car of Rahul Sharma, who had alleged a “scam” in the Public Works Department (PWD) in Delhi involving a relative of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. Mr Sharma escaped unhurt.

According to Mr Sharma, a resident of Gaur City in Greater Noida, as he and his cousin were travelling towards Ghaziabad around 12 noon, two persons on a motorcycle overtook their car near Gaur International School.

“They fired at the front windshield of the car and fled. As they were wearing helmets, I could not see their faces,” said Mr Sharma, the founder of the Roads Anti-Corruption Organisation, an NGO. He claimed that the attack was a fallout of the cases lodged by the ACB on the basis of his complaint alleging irregularities in the grant of contracts for roads and sewer lines in Delhi in 2015.     — PTI

Mr Sharma had earlier submitted a complaint to the ACB alleging that he was getting threats since he had raked up the issue of the PWD “scam”.

The police said a case was registered at the Bisrakh police station in Greater Noida in connection with the attack on Mr Sharma and they were scanning the CCTV footage obtained from the area to identify the accused.

Three separate FIRs have been registered by the ACB in connection with the alleged PWD scam, including one against a company owned by Mr Kejriwal’s late brother-in-law Surender Kumar Bansal.

The FIRs are against three companies — Renu Constructions, owned by Bansal, and two other firms owned by Kamal Singh and Pawan Kumar respectively.

Mr Sharma had alleged that Bansal’s firm was involved in financial irregularities in connection with the construction of a drainage system in north-west Delhi’s Bakoli village, the contract of which was awarded to it in April, 2015.

Tags: arvind kejriwal, ngo, cctv footage
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi