Thursday, 10 December 2015

ACB questions principal secy in Rs 100 crore CNG scandal

The anti-corruption branch (ACB) on Wednesday questioned senior bureaucrat Rajen-dra Kumar in connection with alleged irregularities in conducting fitness tests for commercial vehicles.

ACB chief M.K. Meena confirmed that the senior bureaucrat was questioned, but did not disclose any details. According to ACB sources, the queries mostly revolved around action taken by Mr Kumar after the anti-corruption bureau submitted a report in 2013 in connection with the alleged irregularities, ACB sources said.

In 2013, Mr Kumar, who is now the principal secretary to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, was the transport commissioner.

When asked about the nature of queries put forth to Mr Kumar by the ACB, the Delhi government did not react.

In June this year, the ACB had reopened the alleged 2002 CNG fitness scam of `100 crore in which three top officials of Sheila Dikshit government were under scanner and a case was registered by the anti-graft unit in 2012.

The sources claimed that the probe was stalled due to inability to get permission to question the officials.

On September 3, the ACB filed a charge sheet in a court in connection with the scam, in which several persons were arrested in 2013 for allegedly siphoning off crores of rupees in conducting fitness tests of commercial vehicles in the national capital in connivance with the transport department.

SOURCE - asianage