It's completely politically motivated: Sheila Dikshit on water meter scam notice
NEW DELHI: Responding to the notice issued to her by the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) asking her to join the investigation into the water meter scam case, former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday that the entire matter reeked of political conspiracy.
“This is completely politically motivated and if and when the time comes to answer something, I will answer it,” Dikshit told ANI here.
Earlier today, ACB chief M.K. Meena told the media about the notice issued to the Congress leader and said that the case was registered in 2014 in the Anti Corruption Branch, adding that the Delhi Jal Board had bought 2.5 lakh water metres and there are allegations that there was no proper tendering and tender conditions were changed so that the personal companies are benefitted.
“The notice states, 'It appears that you (Sheila Dikshit) are acquainted with facts and circumstances of case and is required to join investigation." We are probing the matter. The concerned officers have been issued notice and Sheila Dikshit ji has also been issued a notice in this regard," Meena told the media here.
He alleged that Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra was not cooperating in the case.
"The notice indicates as if order has been given to the ACB to behave politely with Sheila Dikshit. If she feels bad, then she might expose all the scams of the BJP," Mishra told ANI.
"He is making a mockery of the investigating agency. He shouldn't be doing this. He should cooperate and not indulge in saying wrong things," he added.
Dikshit is under the scanner for her alleged role in the water tanker scam worth Rs 400 crores.
Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung had earlier forwarded Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi Government`s complaint of water tanker scam against Dikshit to the ACB last month.
The AAP Government had in June last year constituted a fact-finding committee to probe the irregularities in hiring some 385 stainless steel water tankers by the Delhi Jal Board in 2012 during the Congress' rule.