Delhi police initiates preliminary probe against Kejriwal, brother-in-law following allegations of fraud

Preliminary inquiry into allegations of forgery, cheating and fraud against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his brother-in-law and a public servant has been initiated.

Published: 24th January 2017 09:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th January 2017 12:30 AM   |  A+A-

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (File|PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Delhi police Economic Offence Wing (EOW), after getting a complaint from an NGO has initiated a preliminary inquiry into allegations of forgery, cheating and fraud against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his brother-in-law and a public servant. NGO has alleged irregularities in grant of contracts for roads and sewer lines by the Public Works Department (PWD). So far, no case had been registered.

Cops have initiated inquiry after the complainant Roads Anti-Corruption Organisation (RACO) moved to a court after having failed to get a criminal case of cheating at a local police station.

Lawyer Kislay Pandey, representing RACO had first approached the police. He has alleged irrgeularities in the award of contacts for construction of roads and sewer lines by the Chief Minister, his brother-in-law, Surender Kumar Bansal who runs a construction company Messrs Renu Construction.

"From the records retrieved and other sources, it has come out that Mr. Surender Kumar Bansal operates Messrs Renu Construction Company and various other dummy companies in order to obtain contracts by way of fraud in criminal connivance with government servants posted at PWD,’’ the complaint alleged and cited RTI replies and other enquiries to back his claim.

RACO, an NGO which monitors public works, alleged that Bansal had submitted fake bills and invoices to the PWD.

The complaint alleged that the documents given to the PWD were "concocted and forged" by the accused, causing a loss of over Rs 10 crore to the public exchequer.

It also alleged that the chief minister had assisted for substantive gains to Bansal and others by using his influence, adding that his role must also be probed.

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