Delhi ACB reopens 2002 CNG fitness scam case Sources

first_imgIn a significant move, Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) of government of Delhi has “reopened” the alleged 2002 CNG fitness scam of Rs 100 crore in which three top officials of Sheila Dikshit government were under scanner.“The ACB is reopening the 2002 CNG Fitness Scam in which top three babus, who had worked under Sheila Dikshit government, are under scanner,” top government sources said.They said that ACB had registered a case in 2012 into the alleged 2002 CNG Fitness scam which runs into Rs 100 crore. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJI“During the AAP’s previous 49-day stint, Arvind Kejriwal had said that all documents would be provided to CBI after the probe agency sought some documents pertaining to the scam. But, the case probe got stuck as Kejriwal government resigned,” they said, adding that as elected government is now in place in the capital, ACB would probe the matter thoroughly.The sources claimed that the probe was stalled due to inability to get permission to question the officials. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindThe Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had, in December last year, raked up the issue of the CNG fitness scam of 2002 and attacked the “continuing silence” of the Central government and Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on the alleged indictment of top bureaucrats in the city government by CBI.Senior party leader Ashutosh had said that CBI in its report has stated that the case was originally investigated by the Delhi Anti-Corruption Branch, which has names of several senior bureaucrats of Delhi administration.The probe in the Rs 100-crore scam had hit a roadblock when ACB stated that it did not receive the case details to begin the probe. However, the agency is now ready to reopen the case.Commenting on Kejriwal government’s decision to pursue the 13-year-old case, Congress leader PC Chacko said the AAP government was playing vendetta politics.last_img