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ACB records Kapil Mishra’s statement in tanker scam

Thursday, May 11, 2017,15:54 IST By anju A A A

New Delhi | The Anti-Corruption Branch today recorded the statement of sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra over his allegations that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had influenced the probe into a Rs 400 crore tanker scam.

Mishra arrived at the ACB office at 12 pm to record his statement and spent around one-and-a-half hours there. He left for his residence around 1.30 pm.

“I gave them all the information I had and got my statement recorded. I will again go the ACB office on Monday,” he told reporters.

Mishra, who is on a hunger strike demanding details of foreign trips by five prominent AAP leaders, had visited the ACB office a few days ago and shared evidence related to the tanker scam that dates back to Sheila Dikshit’s tenure as chief minister.

Mishra has alleged that the investigation into the tanker scam was repeatedly delayed and influenced by Kejriwal and “his two men”.

Last year in August, Dikshit was examined by the ACB officials in connection with her alleged involvement in the tanker scam and was also handed over a set of 18 written questions.

Till some time back, Mishra had been accusing the BJP of shielding Dikshit in the case and later he alleged that the AAP government tried to shield her.

The Kejriwal-led AAP government had in June 2015 constituted a fact-finding committee to go into the alleged irregularities in procurement of some 385 stainless steel water tankers by the DJB.

The Delhi government in June 2016 sent a report of the fact-finding committee to the then Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung following which an FIR was registered in case.

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