ACB files 3 FIRs against Kejriwal, his relative and others


New Delhi: The Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) on Friday said that the agency has lodged three FIRs in connection with a complaint alleging irregularities against Delhi

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and others in the granting contracts for roads and sewer lines. ACB submitted status report to a Delhi court claiming that probe is on and they will file a detailed report soon. According to the ACB, FIRs have been registered on 8th May.

On next date of hearing, court will decide whether it has jurisdiction to continue with the matter as the FIR has already been lodged by the ACB under the Prevention of Corruption Act. Cases pertaining to the ACB and under the Prevention of Corruption Act are tried by a special court.

Delhi court, also directed the additional commissioner of the ACB to assess the threat perception of complainant Rahul Sharma once again after claimed that two unidentified persons attacked him on May 30 and fired gun shots at him when he was travelling in his car along with a cousin.

“The FIR showed there are serious threats to the security of the complainant. The additional commissioner of the ACB is directed to assess the threat perception with regard to the complainant once again and file a status report on June 8.” The court had earlier also directed the probe agency to  assess the threat perception and the ACB had concluded that there was no threat at that time.

The magistrate said witness protection was such a serious issue, not only in this case but in general. The court also advised the complainant to be cautious about his movements till an assessment is made by the police about his threat perception.

The court was hearing a complaint filed by Sharma, founder of Roads Anti-Corruption Organisation (RACO), seeking a direction to the police to lodge an FIR against Kejriwal, his brother-in-law Surender Bansal, proprietor of a construction firm, and a public servant for alleged irregularities in the grant of contracts for roads and sewer lines in Delhi. Bansal died last month.